The GRACE Act - Protecting Abortions from Prosecution

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Jose Chito Vela
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The GRACE Act - Protecting Abortions from Prosecution

Post by Jose Chito Vela »

Colleagues,

In light of the likely Supreme Court on Dobbs decision, I have prepared the legislation linked below, titled The GRACE Act. GRACE stands for Guarding the Right to Abortion Care for Everyone.

The Texas trigger ban on abortion will devastate our residents and violate their bodily autonomy. We have a responsibility to stand between our constituents and those who would infringe upon their human rights.

The GRACE Act protects abortion rights from prosecution through the following methods:
1. Prevents the usage of city funding to collect or report evidence related to abortion
2. Directs the city manager to designate abortion as the lowest possible priority for criminal investigation and enforcement
3. Limits protections to abortions which are not forced, coerced, or criminally negligent to the health of the pregnant person seeking care, or abortions which are evidence of another crime and are being investigated specifically for that purpose.

I look forward to discussing the details of the GRACE Act with you all during our Executive Session today.

Please copy and paste this link into your browser to access the current draft of the GRACE Act:

docs.google.com/document/d/1opuSy8WFTP40uMIMSMb2SOIeHNfv0lZZ/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=109581575046203905446&rtpof=true&sd=true


Saludos,

Chito