Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 171.104
Civil Liability


(a)

Except as provided by Subsection (b), the father of the fetus or a parent of the mother of the fetus, if the mother is younger than 18 years of age at the time of the partial-birth abortion, may bring a civil action to obtain appropriate relief, including:

(1)

money damages for physical injury, mental anguish, and emotional distress; and

(2)

exemplary damages equal to three times the cost of the partial-birth abortion.

(b)

A person may not bring or maintain an action under this section if:

(1)

the person consented to the partial-birth abortion; or

(2)

the person’s criminally injurious conduct resulted in the pregnancy.
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 441 (S.B. 8), Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2017.

Source: Section 171.104 — Civil Liability, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­171.­htm#171.­104 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

171.001
Short Title
171.002
Definitions
171.003
Physician to Perform
171.005
Commission to Enforce
171.006
Abortion Complication Reporting Requirements
171.008
Required Documentation
171.011
Informed Consent Required
171.012
Voluntary and Informed Consent
171.013
Distribution of State Materials
171.014
Informational Materials
171.015
Information Relating to Public and Private Agencies
171.016
Information Relating to Characteristics of Unborn Child
171.017
Periods Run Concurrently
171.018
Offense
171.0031
Requirements of Physician
171.041
Short Title
171.042
Definitions
171.043
Determination of Post-fertilization Age Required
171.045
Method of Abortion
171.046
Exceptions
171.047
Protection of Privacy in Court Proceedings
171.048
Construction of Subchapter
171.061
Definitions
171.062
Enforcement by Texas Medical Board
171.063
Provision of Abortion-inducing Drug
171.064
Administrative Penalty
171.065
Criminal Offense
171.066
Enforcement of Subchapter
171.081
Applicability
171.082
Education and Training Programs on Trafficking of Persons
171.101
Definitions
171.102
Partial-birth Abortions Prohibited
171.103
Criminal Penalty
171.104
Civil Liability
171.105
Hearing
171.106
Applicability
171.0121
Medical Record
171.0122
Viewing Printed Materials and Sonogram Image
171.0123
Paternity and Child Support Information
171.0124
Exception for Medical Emergency
171.151
Definition
171.152
Dismemberment Abortions Prohibited
171.153
Criminal Penalty
171.154
Construction of Subchapter
171.201
Definitions
171.202
Legislative Findings
171.203
Determination of Presence of Fetal Heartbeat Required
171.204
Prohibited Abortion of Unborn Child with Detectable Fetal Heartbeat
171.205
Exception for Medical Emergency
171.206
Construction of Subchapter
171.207
Limitations on Public Enforcement
171.208
Civil Liability for Violation or Aiding or Abetting Violation
171.209
Civil Liability: Undue Burden Defense Limitations
171.210
Civil Liability: Venue
171.211
Sovereign, Governmental, and Official Immunity Preserved
171.212
Severability
171.0631
Voluntary and Informed Consent Required
171.0632
Reporting Requirements

Accessed:
Nov. 25, 2023

§ 171.104’s source at texas​.gov