Rep. Lance Gooden was adopted at birth and understands, more than most, the importance of the sanctity of life. In the Texas Legislature his 100% pro-life voting record is one of the major reasons why Texas is on the front lines in the battle to protect innocent life in America.
In 2013, HB 2(83S2) banned abortions after twenty weeks, and required that any legal abortion center must be equivalent to those for an ambulatory surgical center. In 2017, the ban on public funding to Planned Parenthood to perform abortions was strengthened, and $18.3 million was added to Texas’ Alternatives to Abortion program, a network of adoption agencies, crisis pregnancy centers, maternity homes and others around the state who serve pregnant women in need. Texas also became the 25th state to remove mandatory coverage for elective abortions from health insurance plans.