Texas Republicans Want To Ban Companies From The State If They Help Employees Get Abortions Elsewhere

The Texas Tribune reports:

With Texas poised to automatically ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, some Republicans are already setting their sights on the next target to fight the procedure: businesses that say they’ll help employees get abortions outside the state.

Fourteen Republican members of the state House of Representatives have pledged to introduce bills in the coming legislative session that would bar corporations from doing business in Texas if they pay for abortions in states where the procedure is legal.

The members, led by Briscoe Cain, R-Deer Park, laid out their plans in a letter to Lyft CEO Logan Green that became public on Wednesday.

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Briscoe Cain first appeared on JMG in 2019 when a Texas teacher was targeted with death threats after Cain named her as having given her class an “anti-Trump assignment.”

Later in 2019, he appeared here when Beto O’Rourke notified the FBI after Cain tweeted, “My AR is ready for you Robert Francis.” That tweet was removed by Twitter as a violation of their rules about violent threats.