Texas Lawmakers Who Voted for New Abortion Law Notified of 'Credible Threat' to Their Safety


Texas lawmakers who voted in favor of the ‘Heartbeat Act’ abortion law have been notified by authorities of a “credible threat” to their safety.

In an email to members of the Texas legislature, Kevin Cooper, the Department of Public Safety’s chief of government relations, wrote “CREDIBLE THREAT TO YOUR SAFETY from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a majority of you in the Texas Legislature.”

In a follow up email, Cooper wrote that the threat “only applies to those members who may have voted for” the abortion bill, according to a report from the Texas Tribune.

The threat was apparently made on Reddit, according to the report, and named specific House and Senate members. The user had threatened to “end each one of you” and said the lawmakers who voted for the bill “are not people to me.”

The bill bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat has been detected, which can occur as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. However, the law will not be enforced by the government, instead, it allows individuals or groups to sue anyone who performed, aided, or abetted an illegal abortion to be sued by any private individual or group who becomes aware of it. They cannot sue the woman.

A spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety said in a statement to The Texas Tribune that it “takes all matters of personal security and public safety very seriously and we do not discuss details of ongoing threats and investigations.”

An abortionist recently admitted in an op-ed for the Washington Post that he deliberately broke Texas’ new abortion law to test it in court. He was subsequently sued by two former attorneys who both bizarrely claim to be pro-choice.

Kimberlyn Schwartz, spokeswoman for Texas Right to Life, an anti-abortion advocacy group, called the lawsuits “self-serving legal stunts” and said the plaintiffs are “abusing the cause of action created in the Texas Heartbeat Act for their own purposes,” in a statement to the Austin American-Statesman.

Timcast has reached out to the Texas Department of Public Safety asking what measures are in place to protect the members. We will update this story if a comment is provided.

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5 responses to “Texas Lawmakers Who Voted for New Abortion Law Notified of ‘Credible Threat’ to Their Safety”

  1. Devilsgun says:

    “A well-regulated Uterus, being essential to the security of a Free Thot, the Right to Keep or Abort Babies Shall Not Be Infringed”

    Where was that in the Bill of Rights again? Oh, hey… It’s not there! Yet snuffing your ‘mistake’ is one of the greatest, most important, really really REALLY essential and sacred of ‘rights’ that there is, it’s so bizarre.

  2. som1alive says:

    Really they should just leave if they don’t like the bill.
    I typically take the more libertarian point of view on abortion so I’m not a huge fan of the bill- that being said, I really hope the heartbeat bill (along with the new firearms bills) deters blue-tard cult members from coming to Texas and continually ruining my home state.
    Fingers crossed.

  3. steveo says:

    i say this you dont like the laws of texas go live in ca or any
    move you ass to a place where the laws are what you like

  4. MagisterStiner says:

    MMMH! Becoming violent or making threats of violence because you can’t kill your kid is insane. The bill has a medical exemptions part, but not not one for proven or alleged rape, incest, etc. Including such a thing may have added to the strength of the bill.

    Fuck. https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/what-states-allow-late-term-abortion. More fetuses were aborted in 2017 than Covid-19 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic (Abortion 862K to Covid-19 9/22/21 679K)

  5. Turk_Longwell says:

    Here’s to hoping nothing happens to those folks, though my confidence that the FBI can do anything is very very slim. Heck, they may be that user on reddit.
    I don’t think it’s bizarre to be pro-choice, yet support the Texas bill. It does give people time to make a choice.
    The whole pro this or pro that arguments don’t allow for a comprise. The Texas bill did, mostly.
    It could of given a tad more time and did better with other certain situations. IMO.