Anti-Abortion Pastor Arrested After Sexually Abusing Teenage Relative For Years
Bratton was known to be a local anti-abortion advocate, and recently testified in support of a failed Texas House bill that would have made it possible for prosecutors to charge people who undergo abortion procedures with homicide, a crime technically punishable by the death penalty under current Texas law. Under
House Bill 896, abortion providers would also be charged with assault or criminal homicide. At an April 8 hearing on the legislation, Bratton was one of
350 people who signed up to testify in favor of the bill. “Whoever authorizes or commits murder is guilty,” Bratton said.