FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
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BIRMINGHAM, AL – Lifeline Children’s Services today applauded the enactment of Texas Heartbeat Act (SB 8), a bill that prohibits abortion after a preborn baby’s heartbeat is detected, typically between five and eight weeks of pregnancy. This bill is the first heartbeat bill to successfully be enacted into law in the United States.
“The enactment of the Texas Heartbeat Act is great news for Texas and the thousands of human lives that will be saved,” said Herbie Newell, President of Lifeline Children’s Services. “This is a great day for our nation as Texas takes these measures to guard the most vulnerable and voiceless. Even as more human life is protected, we cannot rest. Lifeline Children’s Services will continue caring for pregnant women in crisis as we provide alternatives that support the sanctity of life while showing dignity to women and children. We pray for the day when abortion is no longer necessary in our country and that we together wholly affirm the dignity of every life, both woman and child.”
Lifeline Children’s Services is the largest Evangelical Christian adoption agency in the United States. The organization serves vulnerable children and families through international adoption in 18 countries and private domestic adoption, pregnancy counseling, and family restoration in America, with offices in 16 states including Texas. Lifeline was created in 1981 to support pregnancy counseling, adoption, and orphan care in Birmingham, Alabama.