Controversial Texas abortion bill
July 3rd, 2013
10:19 AM ET
1 year ago

Texas abortion showdown continues

Austin, Texas (CNN) - The battle over Texas' attempts to change its abortion law continued Tuesday at the state capitol.

Crowds of pro-choice and anti-abortion advocates flooded a House committee meeting on a bill that would impose strict new regulations on abortions in the state. Inside the hearing room, it was quiet as people waited their turn to speak.

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  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    This article should have been attached to the previous one on why Slick Rick doesn't stand a chance of becoming President.

    July 3, 2013 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  2. Jinx9to88

    Why dont GOP put this much effort in to job creation? GOP representatives are some pathetic individuals.

    July 3, 2013 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Whatever happened to the Republican makeover? Is this it? Double down on dumb?

    July 3, 2013 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  4. Sniffit

    Nothing says "freedom" like "what you do with your womb is my decision."

    July 3, 2013 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  5. Data Driven

    Voting rights, reproductive rights ... all the battles we fought and won 40, 50 years ago.

    The sight of America going so far backwards is depressing. The generation that fought these battles first are either dead or too old to fight them again (no offense intended, sextagenarians and septugenarians!), and the younger generations don't have the belly for it, this scene in Texas notwithstanding.

    July 3, 2013 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  6. freedom

    @Rudy NYC
    You confuse intelligence with manipulation. That's all the democrat party is – manipulation, that is.
    Speaking of...can Hilary overcome "What difference does it make!?"

    July 3, 2013 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  7. Sheila

    pro choice & anti abortion is going to win in that state – period. with the republican legislature -and the whole capitol building loaded with 95% republicans – they shouldn't have a problem with whatever they want to do

    July 3, 2013 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  8. Sheila

    pro choice & abortion IS NOT GOING TO WIN – IN THAT STATE

    July 3, 2013 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  9. tom l.

    Gee Rudy and Dutch, why aren't you commenting on the delay of the ACA? I'd love your opinion on that...

    July 3, 2013 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  10. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    @Dutch
    It's almost sad, isn't it Dutch, that an entire once powerful, venerable political Party would be so willing to commit this type of atrocious suicide because it is listening to the cancerous, bats hit faction that it is currently infected with.
    This is what the Kock brothers have been working for decades to achieve. The leaders of the Republican Party are more concerned with NOT losing funding from their fatcat benefactors than they are with reperesenting their constituents and helping their country.
    This is why I've lost all respect for them. When the going got tough, and a choice clearly needed to be made, they were selfish to the extreme and at the expense of their own country.

    July 3, 2013 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  11. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    This article should have been attached to the previous one on why Slick Rick doesn't stand a chance of becoming President
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    Correct Dutch!!

    July 3, 2013 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  12. Data Driven

    @tom l,

    I'll answer for them. Because the moderator is too busy licking Cheetoh dust off his fingers to attend to his job. Posting on "monster threads" is useless - the interns can't handle it.

    July 3, 2013 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  13. Steveo

    @tom l.

    Gee Rudy and Dutch, why aren't you commenting on the delay of the ACA? I'd love your opinion on that...
    ---------------
    Tom, NOTHING is done in DC out out the goodness of anybody's heart. There is a reason for the delay and I'm betting it is political. If there was full confidence in the ACA, they'd let it ride. Even the CBO said this was more expensive than first thought!

    July 3, 2013 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  14. Steveo

    Correction........out OF the goodness......

    July 3, 2013 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  15. Rudy NYC

    tom l. wrote:

    Gee Rudy and Dutch, why aren't you commenting on the delay of the ACA? I'd love your opinion on that...
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    Not a smart remark. It's off topic in this article. Besides, the last time I checked that thread the moderators were out to page 16 with postings stamped a 9pm. Your assumption that I have not posted there is woefully erroneous.

    July 3, 2013 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  16. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    @DM4O
    It is sad that a once moderate party is on it's way to political extinction. But hey, they brought it upon themselves.

    @tom i.
    I've already stated in the article related to the ACA that I'd rather see it implemented correctly rather than it having an adverse affect. But since you bring the topic up, answer why states such as Arizona who were once opposed to the Medicaid expansion are now on board with it......

    July 3, 2013 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  17. greasemonkey

    Regardless of your opinion on
    abortion, this is a dangerous law. It is terribly clear that the
    overwhelming majority of abortion clinics will be forced to be shut
    down.......as per design of the law. This is a clear attempt to get
    around the Roe v Wade decision......women still technically have the
    right to an abortion.....if they can find a place to do it.

    If this is allowed to stand, it sets a dangerous precedent that could
    in turn be used to target many other controversial rights..........

    For example.......gun rights.......It is entirely plausible that this
    same technique....of targeting the ABILITY to exercise your rights will
    be used to create regulations on the sale of firearms and
    ammunition........regulations that are so expensive to comply with that
    it will no longer be economically feasible to operate a gun store.............The
    people will still "technically" have the right to bear arms........if
    you can find any arms......

    It is never a good idea to undermine the constitution........because
    the next right to be undermined may be one that you yourself hold
    dear.....

    July 3, 2013 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  18. MaryM

    These GOP legislators and red state Governors that are passing these draconian laws, have no Idea of the irrevocable damage they are doing to the republican party.

    July 3, 2013 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  19. Sniffit

    And the American Taliban's attempt to codify Ameri-Sharia into our laws continues apace...

    July 3, 2013 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  20. DRJJJ

    What does a heartbeat suggest?? At least have the decency to limit late term abortions-no brainer! This pro death world view with tax payer money is really ugly folks! I thought liberals were for helping the least of us?

    July 3, 2013 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  21. Anthony

    Not everyone believes that life begins at conception. A fertilized cell is not the same as a human being. Abortion opponents cannot force other people to share their belief that human life begins at conception.

    July 3, 2013 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |