The Republican Party of Texas Legislative Priority No. 6 calls for the abolition of abortion. Current Texas law defines an “individual” as a human being who is alive, including “an unborn child at every stage of gestation from fertilization to birth,” Texas Penal Code Sec. 1.07(a)(26). “Murder” is committed when one “intentionally and knowingly causes the death of an individual,” Texas Penal Code Sec. 19.02(b)(1).

In the U.S. each day, more than 3,200 lives are taken in abortion centers while thousands more are taken daily by over-the-counter abortifacient drugs.

Terry Harper serves as the State Republican Executive Committee Senatorial District 21 Chairman.

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I consider myself pretty conservative. For the record, I think abortion is HORRIBLE. I don't think getting one should be as easy as buying a soda at the convenience store. That being said, I think they should be allowed in cases of rape, incest, or risk to the life of the mother. I don't think they should be allowed after 24 weeks. By the same token, it is not my place to dictate to every woman of the world not knowing their individual life circumstances. I would think such a decision in most cases is very difficult and painful. Her decision is between her and God. It is not our place to judge. There is only one Judge.

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