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If Texas is poised to automatically ban abortion when the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, some Republicans are already turning their attention to the next target to fight the process: businesses that say They will help employees get abortions out of state.
Fourteen Republican members of the state House of Representatives have promised to introduce bills in an upcoming legislative session that would bar corporations from doing business in Texas if they pay for abortions in states where the procedure is legal.
This would explicitly prevent firms from providing workers with access to abortion-related care through health insurance benefits. Legislators say it would also expose officials to criminal prosecution under ex-roe anti-abortion laws, which the legislature never repealed.