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Transcript Continued from facing page Senate Bill 118 relating to abortions in tax-supported medical facilities. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. A hospital, clinic, or other medical facility owned or operated by a hospital district, county, city, town, or other political subdivision of the state or supported in any way by funds raised through taxation may not permit its services or facilities to be used for the performance of an abortion except to save the life of the mother or when the pregnancy resulted from sexual assault or incest. SECTION 2. A resident of the county in which the hospital or facility is located may sue to enjoin violation of this Act. SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an emergency and an imperative public necessity that the constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended, and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its passage, and it is so enacted. This bill was sent to the Senate Human Resources Committee. Senate Bill 119 relating to benefits for abortions under government employee insurance. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. The Insurance Code, as amended, is amended by adding Article 3.50-4 to read as follows: Art. 3.50-4. LIMITATION ON GROUP INSURANCE COVERAGE OF ABORTIONS Sec. 1. DEFINITIONS. In this article: (1) "Abortion " means the termination of human pregnancy with an intention other than to produce a live birth or to remove a dead embryo or fetus. (2) "Health insurance agreement" means a group policy or contract that provides insurance against loss resulting from sickness, covering employees of the state or of any city or town, county, special district, or other political subdivision. Sec. 2. LIMIT A TION ON ABOR TION BENEFITS. The state or any city or town, county, special district, or other political subdivision may not enter into any health insurance agreement that provides benefits for an abortion except an abortion performed to save the life of the mother or an abortion performed when the pregnancy resulted from sexual assault or incest. SECTION 2. The importance of this legislation and the crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an emergency and an imperative public necessity that the constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended, and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its passage, and it is so enacted. This bill was sent to the Senate Committee on Economic Development. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation 1. Title of Publication: Houston Breakthrough A. Publication No.: 413130 2. Date of Filing: 9/28/1978 3. Frequency of Issue: Monthly except for the bi-monthly issues of July-August and ' December-January A. No. of issues Published Annually: 10 B. Annual Subscription Price: $7.00 4. Location of known Office of Publication: 1708 Rosewood, Houston TX 77004, Harris County 5. Location of the Headquarters or General Business Offices of the Publishers: 1708 Rosewood, Houston TX 77004, Harris County 6. Publisher: Janice Blue, 1708 Rosewood Editorial Board: Janice Blue, Gabrielle Cosgriff, Marianne Kostakis, 1708 Rosewood 7. Owner.- Breakthrough Publishing Company, 1708 Rosewood 8. Known Bondholders, Mortgagees, and Other Security Holders: None 9. Nonprofit Organizations: DNA 10. Extent and Nature of Circulation: A: Total No. Copies Printed: Average: 2427 Actual: 2000 B. Paid Circulation 1. Sales through dealers and carriers: Avg. 78 Actual: 0 2. Mail Subscriptions: Avg: 1335 Actual 1559 C. Total Paid Circulation: Avg: 1413 Actual: 1559 D. Free Distribution by Mail, Carrier or Other Means. Samples, Complimentary, and Other Free Copies: Avg: 490 Actual: 66 E. Total Distribution: Avg: 1903 Actual: 1625 F. Copies Not Distributed: 1. Office Use, Left Over, Unaccounted, Spoiled After Printing: Avg: 515 Actual: 375 2. Returns from News Agents: Avg: 9 Actual 0 G. Total: Avg: 2427 Actual: 2000 11. I certify that the statements above are correct and complete; Janice Blue, Publisher. House Bill 125/Senate Bill 117 relating to the rights of a living fetus removed from the body of a woman and to the protection of a living fetus born as a result of an abortion; amending Title 2 of the Family Code by adding Sections 12.05, 15.022, and 17.011, and by adding Subdivision (9) to Section 11.01. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Chapter 12, Family Code, as amended, is amended by adding Section 12.05 to read as follows: Sec. 12.05. RIGHTS OF LIVING FETUS. A living human fetus removed from the body of a woman is entitled to the same rights, powers, and privileges as are granted by the laws of the state to any child born alive after the normal gestation period. SECTION 2. Section 11.01, Family Code, as amended, is amended by adding Subdivision (9) to read as follows: (9) "Human fetus" means a human during the period of its development beginning on the 90th day after the day of its conception and extending through the 270th day after the day of its conception. SECTION 3. Chapter 15, Family Code, as amended, is amended by adding Section 15.022 to read as follows: Sec. 15.022. TERMINATION AFTER ABORTION, (a) A petition requesting termination of the parent-child relationship with respect to a parent who is not the petitioner may be granted if the child was born alive as the result of an abortion. (b) In this code, "abortion " means an intentional expulsion of a human fetus from the body of a woman induced by any means for the purpose of causing the death of the fetus. (c) The court or the jury may not terminate the parent-child relationship under this section with respect to a parent who: (1) had no knowledge of the abortion; or (2) participated in or consented to the abortion for the sole purpose of preventing the death of the mother. SECTION 4. Chapter 17, Family Code, as amended, is amended by adding section 17.011 to read as follows: Sec. 17.011. LIVING FETUS AFTER ABORTION. An authorized representative of the State Department of Human Resources may assume the care, control and custody of a child born alive as the result of an abortion as defined by Subsection (b) of Section 15.021 of this code and, if so, shall file a petition under Section 17.02 of this code. A child the possession of whom is assumed under this section need not be delivered to the court except on the order of the court. SECTION 5. The importance of this legislation and the crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an emergency and an imperative public necessity that the constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended, and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its passage, and it is so enacted. House Bill 125 was sent to the House Committee on Judicial Affairs. Senate Bill 117 was sent to the Senate Committee on Jurisprudence. Exclusive shoes for men and women. 5366 Westheimer Phone: 629-4120 Store-wide Clearance SALE Drastic reductions on: designer suits $185 dresses $96 blouses $45 sale price $89 sale price $60 sale price $20 Prices reduced also on: Shirts, pants, two-piece sets, and sweaters E.L. Boutique 5901 Westheimer at Fountainview 780-7087 February, 1979 Houston Breakthrough