AUSTIN – Republican Party of Texas Chairman James Dickey issued the following statement on the passage of legislation relating to limiting insurance coverage for abortion:

“Plank #94 of the Republican Party platform calls for abortion insurance coverage to be treated as supplemental and billed to the beneficiary is an important step in moving us closer to the goal of saving all unborn Texans.

“Thank you to Senator Brandon Creighton and Representative John Smithee for leading and implementing these important pro-life protections with House Bill 214 which was signed by Governor Abbott today. The Republican Party is passionately pro-life, and we are encouraged by this critical victory for the unborn in Texas.”