Press Release
November 28, 2016
Contact: Nathan McDaniel
Sen. Campbell Statement on Judge Yeakel's Ruling Against SB 8

AUSTIN-- State Sen. Donna Campbell released a statement in response to U.S. District Judge Yeakel’s recent ruling striking down portions of Senate Bill 8, which she authored.

"The people of Texas elected their representatives to promote the values we hold dear as Texans and prevent the unnecessary suffering of vulnerable Texans. Sadly, an Austin judge's decision to block the state's ban on dismemberment abortions ignores the will of the people and endorses cruel and unusual punishment when applied to life in the womb. The gruesome procedure known as dismemberment abortion is both abhorrent and unnecessarily inhumane, and for the sake of a civil and just society, I pray that Judge Yeakel's disgraceful ruling is overturned soon."

Senator Donna Campbell represents Senate District 25 which includes all or parts of Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Hays, Kendall and Travis counties. She is an emergency room physician and a joint author of Senate Bill 8.