Texas House passes restrictive abortion measure
July 10th, 2013
01:04 PM ET
1 year ago

Texas House passes restrictive abortion measure

Austin, Texas (CNN) – The Texas House of Representatives approved a measure Wednesday that would place broad new restrictions on abortions in the state.

A state Senate committee is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether to send its version of the bill to the full Senate.

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  1. Anonymous

    Can we give Texas back to Mexico?

    July 10, 2013 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  2. Angst_PDX

    Wow.

    Texas: Moving the bar lower and lower by the day.

    Y'all need to get these whack-a-doodle right-wingnuts out of office before they legislate you back into the stone age.

    July 10, 2013 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  3. Paul

    This will be challenged in court and found unconstitutional in record time.

    July 10, 2013 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  4. A women

    Really????? After all of the national attention that this has received, you would think that they would rethink their decision. How many women voted for this? I believe that we need to vote on castration options for perpetrators of sex crimes. Why has that never been considered?

    July 10, 2013 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  5. Jose

    I love the fact that Texas stands up for what is right. Keep doing the courageous and unpopular things that have meaning and depth.

    July 10, 2013 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  6. Sunflower2

    Sad sad day for Texas...... All hail the dictator!!!! Now that we have further restrictions, unwanted things jammed into in our privates to get an abortion, and women being treated like we're members of a Muslim tribal society, I wonder what this control freak is going to do next....

    July 10, 2013 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  7. truthbtolledude

    texas women should go on strike in every area of life until this is put to rest: no work, no house duties, definitely no sex, no nothing. if men want to see what women contribute and what control of a woman's body looks like, this will do it. the guys are nightmares for the real pro life movement – that is, pro Women's lives.

    July 10, 2013 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  8. Yamadog

    Wonder if they will also increase the welfare fund for all those poor people having babies?

    July 10, 2013 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  9. California

    What idiot needs more than 5 months to make a decision to save or abort? What's next democrats saying it's a RIGHT to abort before the baby's first birthday?

    July 10, 2013 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  10. billbfit

    Can we give the rest of the country back to Britain? No one needs a bunch trashed out economies full of cold blooded killers.

    July 10, 2013 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  11. rs

    Another day and the GOP more and more resembles what we fought against in the Middle East- tribalist fundamentalism.

    July 10, 2013 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  12. The GOP need to pack up and leave

    Time for Texas to leave.

    July 10, 2013 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  13. Mr. Flibble

    @Sunflower2 – He's going to run for president

    July 10, 2013 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  14. GOPlease

    Well this was a complete waste of texas tax payer dollars, bc there law was pretty the same as another state's recent anti-abortion law (i forget which one right now) but it was struck down as unconstitutional just last month by SCOTUS. So enjoy your hollow victory Gov. Perry, b/c it will def not last.

    July 10, 2013 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  15. jimkon

    People have got to stop calling them "pro-lifers". They are no pro life, they are pro birth. So long as it's born that's all that matters to many of them. If they were truly pro life they wouldn't fight so hard against the programs that help those in need or trying to live their life even with things stacked against them.
    So call them "Pro-Birthers" because that is all they truly are.

    July 10, 2013 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  16. jimkon

    Why does the unwanted pregnancy of one woman become the business of people whom it does not affect? How does a legislature force invasive procedures upon an individual to satisfy a personal objection to the choice of that other, unrelated person? Laws against a woman’s choice over abortion are laws that infringe upon the personal freedom of that woman. There was a man involved in the creation of that child. Where is the legislation forcing him to either help raise and support the child, regardless of whether the child is raised by its mother or by someone else, or to undergo mandatory sterilization to prevent other future unwanted pregnancies? Why is it only the woman’s options against whom we legislate?

    July 10, 2013 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  17. Jose

    Those that are saying that it will reversed in court, think again there are other states with the same restrictions and they are the law of the land. BTW why does a woman need 5 months to decide if she wants to abort a baby? this law does not restrict abortions before 20 weeks which is 5 months.

    July 10, 2013 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  18. rs

    California

    What idiot needs more than 5 months to make a decision to save or abort? What's next democrats saying it's a RIGHT to abort before the baby's first birthday?
    _________________
    Why do you so intentionally keep missing the point? This law is about closing all but 5 women's clinics in the whole state; it is about forcinmg women to bear unhealthy, or even dead fetuses, and it about making women bear children conceived of rape and incest.
    But I guess you support women being 2nd class citizens to the old white guys, right?

    July 10, 2013 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  19. jimkon

    50% of all human conceptions end in spontaneous abortion, usually without a woman even realizing that she was pregnant. In fact, 20% of all recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage. There is an obvious truth here that cries out for acknowledgment: if God exists, He is the most prolific abortionist of all.

    July 10, 2013 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  20. TerribleDad

    Old rich white men get their way again. Nice to see Texas firmly entrenched in the dark ages with the likes of Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan.

    July 10, 2013 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  21. angel rivera

    We can...as long as you go with it Anony-mouse

    July 10, 2013 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  22. filo bedo

    And the will honestly call that freedom. Proof that religion has no business in the political realm.

    July 10, 2013 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  23. Nik

    I live in Texas and I'm ashamed of this. Times are changing though, these stupid Republicans will turn this state Democratic with actions like these.

    July 10, 2013 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  24. larry simpson

    Thank God Texas follows the will of it's people in the state, rather than the other states democrat

    July 10, 2013 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  25. Tom

    Yay, less female womb concentration camps where babies are put to death!

    July 10, 2013 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
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