Texas Health and Safety Code
Sec. § 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.
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