The Genesis Center of Midland lending a helping hand to women who’ve seen too many horrors. “I’ve been pushed around. I’ve been punched in my face pregnant. I’ve also been kicked in my face,” One of those seeking shelter choosing to remain anonymous. She says if House Bill 3539 would’ve been in place before she split from her abusive and drug addicted father to her kids, she wouldn’t have to fear his chances of custody.
Case manager Caren Caples happy to hear the news of the bill. The bill would raise the assault of a pregnant woman in the state of Texas from a Class A misdemeanor to a third-degree felony. “There does need to be pretty severe punishment especially for men that would give themselves the ok to harm a woman who’s pregnant,” says Caples.
Caples prays this bill will help prevent women from suffering attacks in the future. “Hopefully it sends a good message that you shouldn’t do this.”