Texas House passes restrictive abortion measure
July 10th, 2013
01:04 PM ET
9 months 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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soundoff (485 Responses)
  1. M

    Tip of the iceberg. Who's rights will be next? Do you think they will stop now? Think.

    July 10, 2013 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  2. embarrassedamerican

    This country is becoming a joke.
    More often that not, I am embarrassed to admit I have an american passport.
    Women should have control of their bodies. Totally and completely.
    People should be able to marry whomever they want to.
    People should be able to carry hunting rifles. HUNTING rifles. Not machine guns.
    And the church has no place in politics. None. EVER.

    Boo to you Texas!

    July 10, 2013 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  3. rs

    Jerry

    Don't these politicians have anything else better to do than to worry about what a woman does and her body.
    ________________________
    Well, no. I think they found their "jobs" laser-like focus hurt their heads too much, and their lust for controling the female reproductive system got their attention instead. It is all quite sick.

    July 10, 2013 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  4. Independant

    Why should I have to pay for your mistake? Why would it take you more than 3 months to decide that it was a mistake and YOU want to kill a baby?

    July 10, 2013 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  5. The Other Bob

    ReaganLives4Ever

    Why do democrats want to rule against the will of the people? They are obstructionist. The party of no. What is their plan? Why can't they agree with common sense solutions to a societal problem? Why do democrats dislike the country?
    _________________________________________________________________________________________________
    You "accidentally" mixed up Democrats and Republicans.

    July 10, 2013 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  6. California

    Democrats like Pelosi, Sebelius and even Obama support Partial Birth Abortion.

    WHY?!?!

    July 10, 2013 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  7. sly

    Ho ho ho ... who the heck would ever live in Texas? It's like the dark ages.

    Gotta love a state where it's wrong to kill the fetus, but once you are born, especially if born black, then it's fine to execute the human.

    But, Texan's aren't quite bright enough to see the irony (or of course, understand what the word 'irony' means).

    July 10, 2013 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  8. Joe Rockbottom

    "Texans accept that they must travel to the larger cities to get specialized medical care."

    Too bad they accep such deplorable conditions. But abortions are not "specialized medical care," rather they are routine medical care so should be available everywhere

    The provisions for upgrading the clinics to surgical centers were put in SPECIFICALLY to make it financially difficult or impossible to accomplish. Abortion clinics do not need to be surgical centers. Period.

    Republicans always lie about their motives, but normal people see right through their lies.

    July 10, 2013 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  9. jimkon

    Rules for dealing with women.
    By The Republican party.
    Your body is not your own. It was designed for the pleasure and convenience of men and is to be controlled by men.

    July 10, 2013 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  10. PB Cole

    The TX DICHOTOMY: Pro-fetus, but not pro-child or pro-mother.

    Just once, I would like to hear a Texan who is against abortion commit to financial and emotional support for a child they "save" for the first 18 years of life. Far easier to idealistically posture but not accept situations as they are.

    If a woman is considering ending the pregnancy, there is a financial, emotional or other personal situation she is dealing with. If you put yourself in a woman's personal situation, you can't just stop with the pregnancy. You have to go all the way.,

    July 10, 2013 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  11. ufadoof

    Texas: Looking more and more like Yemen everyday.

    July 10, 2013 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  12. Bob

    Texas is ridiculous!!!

    July 10, 2013 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  13. MaryM

    @Buddy, get ready to open up that fat checkbook of yours to pay lots and lots of taxes to support all those unwanted babies that will be a ward of the state. Yeeeeee hawwwwwwwww. Texas loves those taxes

    July 10, 2013 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  14. jimkon

    Don't forget that "the sciences of embryology, evolution, and the Big Bang are lies straight from the Pit of Hell. The earth is about 9,000 years old. It was created in six days as we know them," - Republican Congressman Paul Broun

    July 10, 2013 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  15. rs

    California

    Democrats like Pelosi, Sebelius and even Obama support Partial Birth Abortion.

    WHY?!?!
    _________________
    Maybe because its the law? Perhaps your head would hurt less if you just leave this whole issue to a woman and her doctor and mind your own business.

    July 10, 2013 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  16. IndFL

    The reason they passed it is very simple.. $$$$ Aborting a baby would cost the medical field $281,340 for every child not born. Money, Money. Money. That's all this is about and the right of men to rule women.

    July 10, 2013 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  17. rs

    jimkon

    Don't forget that "the sciences of embryology, evolution, and the Big Bang are lies straight from the Pit of Hell. The earth is about 9,000 years old. It was created in six days as we know them," – Republican Congressman Paul Broun
    __________________
    Don't forget- Republicans (in their "wisdom") put this clown on the House Science Committee. It's great to think this guy is guiding lawmaking on Science and Technology for us all.
    Republicans- proof they can't be leaders anymore!

    July 10, 2013 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  18. stephen contreras

    Repubs hate social programs that are in place to care for single mothers who have children under special circumstances. Yet they push laws such as this. Very confusiong bunch of people if you ask me.

    July 10, 2013 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  19. devin

    A good day for sanity.

    July 10, 2013 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  20. The Other Bob

    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?
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    So if the fetus dies in utero after 20 weeks, the mother should pray that the dead fetus is spontaneously aborted? How about terminal conditions that are discovered after 20 weeks?

    July 10, 2013 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  21. gladiatorgrl

    The AMERICAN TALIBAN is now in power. We the people better hope the Federal Courts will start stepping in like in WI

    July 10, 2013 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  22. Mopi

    Abortion has become a tragic reality in America. I'm proud of Texas, although as a country we should strive to never go through with the procedure in the first place.

    July 10, 2013 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  23. Keeper

    All your arguments about the cost of unwanted children are so full of holes it is embarrassing. The cost of the sick and dying is astronomically bigger. Should we just kill them all to save a buck too?

    This is not a "women's rights" or "reproductive rights" issue. It is a "life of an unborn child" issue. If you can't get that through your brain, you don't deserve to share the same oxygen as the rest of us do.

    July 10, 2013 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  24. Roy

    Thank God for Texas!

    July 10, 2013 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  25. Sniffit

    "Democrats like Pelosi, Sebelius and even Obama support Partial Birth Abortion.

    WHY?!?!
    _________________
    Maybe because its the law? Perhaps your head would hurt less if you just leave this whole issue to a woman and her doctor and mind your own business."

    Wrong response. Obama once voted as a state senator to oppose a bill about partial birth abortion. He quite publicly stated that the reason was because existing Illinois law already prohibited it, so the legislation was moot, unnecessary and just a political ploy by one of his GOP colleagues. Like the political ploys we're constantly watching the House GOP/Teatrolls engage in today, bringing up symbolic politicized legislation almost exclusively for the purpose of manufacturing talking points, the GOP/Teatrolls love to misrepresent Obama's vote on this subject...because, well, the reason the Illinois GOP brought it up in the first place was to manufacture a talking point.

    July 10, 2013 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
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