Preborn Pain Act, others slated for 2013 session.
Governor Rick Perry is scheduled to be in Houston Tuesday, talking about pro-life legislation which Texas Republicans and anti-abortion groups will be pushing in Austin next year.
Perry is scheduled to speak in the afternoon at The Source for Women on Richmond.
Among the bills being considered is the 'Preborn Pain Act,' which Right to Life's Elizabeth Graham says is modeled after legislation already passed in seven other states.
"Twenty weeks is the mark which both sides agree that a pre-born child can feel pain," Graham tells KTRH News. "Our bill would establish a state interest in protecting that life who can feel pain."
State Rep. Debbie Riddle says she would support the measure.
"I'm not a physician, but it would make sense that their little nerve endings are there, and when that's done, it's pretty inhumane anyway, but in particular the pain a baby would have to experience in the process of being aborted," the Tomball Republican says.
Other legislation being considered would increase regulation on abortion-causing drugs, and further cut funding for Planned Parenthood.
KTRH News reached out to several Democratic lawmakers and Planned Parenthood for comment, but had not heard back from them.