It’s been a big week for families. On Tuesday, parents and families proved that their issues are winning issues at the ballot box.

But while families were preparing to head to the polls, life hung in the balance.

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard two challenges to the groundbreaking Texas Heartbeat Act. The law protects even young babies in the womb from abortion, but two groups — including the Biden Administration — are trying to stop it.

In one hour, we’re going LIVE with Jonathan Saenz of Texas Values to give you the inside scoop.

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Jonathan M. Saenz, Esq.
, is the President of Texas Values, a nonprofit group – and our key ally in Texas – dedicated to preserving and advancing a culture of family values in the state of Texas. Jonathan’s work on these issues spans two decades, including several years at First Liberty Institute. He frequently presents research, analysis, and testimony before the Texas Legislature, State Board of Education, and other government entities on various issues affecting faith, family, and freedom. He has been involved in numerous court cases, including cases before the Texas Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court.


Come learn about the law, the challenges before the Supreme Court, and what comes next. Plus, discover how Texans are saving girls’ sports and protecting the ability of churches to stay open.

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Last night, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed the state’s Save Women’s Sports bill into law to ensure that girls’ school sports competitions are reserved for females. This makes Texas the ninth state to pass a girls’ sports bill into law. Other states that have passed a #SaveGirlsSports bill include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, Tennessee, West Virginia. Some states include protections for college athletes as well.

Meridian Baldacci, Spokesperson for Family Policy Alliance, said:

“It’s a good day for girls in Texas. Female athletes should grow up with a level playing field, in life and in sports. When males are allowed to compete in female sports competitions, they can and do take championship titles and other elite opportunities that were meant for girls. But in Texas, many girls can know that they have a level playing field, and a fair shot at the opportunities meant just for them. We are grateful for the work of our friends at Texas Values who made this important step possible.”

Mary Elizabeth Castle, Senior Policy Advisor for Texas Values, released the following statement:

“We are grateful that Governor Abbott signed the Save Women’s Sports bill into law today. Now, all girls across Texas are free to play without being forced to compete against biological males for precious championships or scholarship opportunities that were given by Title IX. Texas law now confirms the biological reality in sports and Texas is joining 8 other states in leading on this issue.”

Texas is the latest state to show that real America is pushing back against the far Left’s radical gender agenda. It seems every week, the Biden-Harris Administration or Speaker Pelosi’s House releases a new priority item that allows men access to rights, opportunities, or accomplishments previously reserved for women and girls. Just last week, the Biden-Harris Administration released a new, out-of-touch “National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality” and named Rachel Levine, a male who identifies as female, as the “first female four-star officer” in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Labeling Levine as the “first female four-star officer” rings hollow to the American public and insults women everywhere.

Family Policy Alliance will continue to work with allies to advance protections for female athletes in the 2022 legislative year. You can learn more about the #SaveGirlsSports effort here!

Making sure that girls’ sports are reserved only for girls is a critical way you—and your states—can continue to push back against Woke DC and its leaders. Please consider a gift to Family Policy Alliance today to stand firm against Woke DC’s gender ideology!

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Nicole Hudgens
Government Affairs



Should Texas girls be forced to compete against boys in sports? We say no! If you agree, please take a moment to ask Texas House Speaker Phelan to act now to bring the Save Women’s Sports bill up for a vote.

Last Wednesday, the Save Women’s Sports bill (HB 25) was finally passed by the House Constitutional Rights and Remedies Committee.

HB 25 ensures everyone plays by same rules and that girls have an equal opportunity to compete against other girls.

But HB 25 has NOT been scheduled for a vote on the House Floor. Time is running out as this Third Special Session comes to a close next Tuesday, October 19th.

This issue has been placed on the special session call at least 3 times in a row. The Texas Senate has passed a Save Women’s Sports bill during all three special sessions. And the majority of the Texas House already supports the Save Women’s Sports bill.

But the question remains whether Speaker Phelan is blocking or supporting this bill.

The Speaker must have the Calendars Committee schedule the Save Women’s Sports bill for a House Floor vote immediately in order to protect girls’ sports.

Tell Speaker Phelan to place HB 25 on the House Floor for a vote! Time is running out!

Make sure Texas Saves Girls Sports by contacting Speaker Phelan TODAY!

The Family Policy Alliance Team



The battle to save women’s sports has reached Texas, but a committee chairman has so far declined to give it a hearing! Will you take a minute to speak up to him?

State Rep. Valoree Swanson introduced The Fair Play Act (HB 1458) that would protect female athletic opportunities from being hijacked by biological males.

But more than a month after she introduced it, it has yet to be scheduled for a hearing – despite having nearly 80 coauthors, which is more than half of the Texas House!

Along with our allies at Texas Values, we are asking you to take a minute to call or email Rep. Chris Paddie (R-Marshall), Chairman of the House State Affairs Committee. Please politely ask him to promptly schedule HB 1458 for a hearing.

You can reach him directly at and/or by phone at (512) 463-0556.

The Fair Play Act is about both science and fairness:

Here is sample language that you can draw from for either an email or a short phone message to Chairman Paddie:

I am very concerned about the growing trend of biological males competing in high school and college athletics and stealing championships, trophies, and scholarships from female athletes. Many states have already solved this problem by passing legislation to keep sports participation based on biological sex. It is time for Texas to take action and address this issue. 

Please schedule The Fair Play Act, HB 1458 by Rep. Valoree Swanson, for a public hearing in State Affairs immediately. As a concerned Texan, I want my voice to be heard on this issue, and I also want this bill to pass this legislative session. The bill has strong support in the Texas House with more than 76 coauthors.

Please stand up for girls all across Texas and schedule a hearing for HB 1458 immediately! Thank you for your service to our state.

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