Two Laws with Radically Different Views on Pregnant Women’s Rights Filed in Texas
March 16, 2015
(Tech Times) – The Texas state Legislature will consider dueling bills over a woman’s rights in determining medical treatment during pregnancy if she is incapacitated. Rep. Elliott Naishtat of Austin filed HB 3183 in Texas March 11, aiming to repeal the exclusion preventing pregnant women from employing an advance directive. This bill directly contrasts with one Rep. Matt Krause of Fort Worth filed HB 1901 in February, which sought to amend the law involving life-sustaining treatment for pregnant patients.