Texas Values Hosts 9 Month Celebration of Heartbeat Law, as Supreme Court Considers Abortion

On June 1, Texas Values hosted a 9-month celebration event of the Texas Heartbeat Law and a discussion about a post-Roe Texas and a post-Roe America.  The all-star lineup included Texas Senator Bryan Hughes, the author of the Heartbeat Law; Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life; Catherine Glenn Foster, President and CEO of Americans United for Life; and Texas Representative Shelby Slawson.  There was also a video message from the Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch. 

A panel of pregnancy center directors from Texas shared about their experience in their centers during the past 9 months.  A mom shared her experience at one of these centers by video while holding her baby on her lap.  The event ended with the singing of happy birthday to the babies who are alive today as a result of the Texas Heartbeat Law.  

Jonathan Saenz, President and Attorney at Texas Values released the following statement:

“An estimated 40,000 babies are alive today in Texas because of the Heartbeat Law, and we celebrate them in a special way, since some now have even been born.  As we look with anticipation to the Supreme Court in its decision in Dobbs this month, our message is clear– in a post-Roe America we can love and care for them both as we do in Texas.”  

The event was titled “Our Pro-Life Moment: 9 Month Celebration of the Texas Heartbeat Law, Dobbs Supreme Court Case, & A Vision for a Post-Roe America” and was held at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas.

Other panelists spanned organizations including Human Coalition, Texas Right to Life, Faith2Action, Real Options, Pflugerville Pregnancy Resource Center, Prestonwood Pregnancy Center, and the JPII Life Center.  In addition, the Family Policy Alliance shared a video message.  Representative Jared Patterson did the U.S. pledge and Rep. Candy Noble did the Texas Pledge.  Prestonwood Baptist Executive Pastor Mike Buster and Ron Kelley opened and closed in prayer.  The event also had a VIP Meet and Greet.  

For more information about this event, please visit www.ourprolifemoment.com.   

To watch the event, please visit here.  

For more information about the Texas Heartbeat Law, please visit www.texasheartbeatlaw.com

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As the President and Publisher of Katy and Fort Bend Christian Magazines, Joe Menslage is committed to covering social and political news from a Christian worldview. He founded Katy Christian Magazine in 2005, which swept the greater Houston and Katy areas like a storm. That’s when Joe realized the urgent need for publications willing to give voices to the voiceless, without political correctness or censorship. Joe Menslage founded sister-publication Fort Bend Christian Magazine in 2014. Prior to creating Katy Christian Magazine, Joe Menslage led a colorful life. He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, spent a great deal of his childhood in Colorado, and lived in a couple of other states before he moved to Houston in 1981. Joe was God-gifted with an entrepreneurial mind, and self-started other business ventures before he found his calling. In Joe’s words, our innate talents are given by the Lord, and are meant to be used to serve the Lord. Aside from being a President and Publisher, Joe Menslage is also the co-founder of Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce, where Christians can network, build business connections, listen to passionate speakers, and enjoy monthly breakfasts and lunches. Joe Menslage also hosts a weekly political satire YouTube channel. Joe Menslage has four children. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, watching zombie movies and K dramas, ax-throwing and Krav Maga.