Unbelievable, yes, absolutely unbelievable. HB 3318 has passed successfully out of the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee. HB 3318, by Jessica Farrar (D-Houston), the Infanticide Bill, is a terrible assault on babies. Currently, if you murder a child under the age of six (6), it is Capital Murder, punishable by life in prison or the death penalty. This bill, HB 3318, reduces the crime of murder against a child the age of 0-12 months, to only a state jail felony, with a maximum of 2 years and a minimum of 180 days. So the mom that murdered her child could be set free with only six months time served.
Why? Because a woman proves that her “judgment was impaired as a result of the effects of giving birth or the effects of lactation following the birth.”
Utterly outrageous. We already have incomplete protection for unborn children, and the assault, under this bill, will extend to babies once they’re born and given them less protection. Apparently to Rep. Jessica Farrar and some members of the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, life outside of the womb is no longer worthy of the highest protection.
Texas would be the first state in the United States to have such a law.
HB 3318 is now in the Calendars Committee and could be voted on any day, one step away from full House approval.
Call the Calendars Committee today tell them to vote NO on HB 3318!!
Brian McCall-Chair: 512-463-0594
Eddie Lucio-Vice Chair: 512-463-0606
Norma Chavez: 512-463-0622
Garnett Coleman: 512-463-0524
Byron Cook: 512-463-0730
Brandon Creighton: 512-463-0726
Charlie Geren: 512-463-0610
Jim Keffer: 512-463-0656
Lois Kolkhorst: 512-463-0600
Edmund Kuempel: 512-463-0602
Jim McReynolds: 512-463-0490
Alan Ritter: 512-463-0706
Burt Solomons: 512-463-0478