Texas House passes restrictive abortion measure
July 10th, 2013
01:04 PM ET
10 years 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.


Filed under: Abortion • Texas
soundoff (485 Responses)
  1. SuperD

    I think it's just a shame that people like Obama, Hillary, Pelosi and all of them were not aborted. What a wonderful world it would be if we didn't have to deal with these idiots.

    Leave Texas alone, when the whole country goes bankrupt except Texas, we are not going to bail you out. You will rot in your progressive utopia. Now you little proggies, go kill some more babies!!

    July 10, 2013 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  2. rs



    Otherwise keep your mouths shut and don't try to tell another woman what she can and can't do with her own body. Problem solved.
    You have heard of the first amendment, right?
    Saying what you think, regardless of how silly it is may be a right. Forcing others to live by it is not.

    July 10, 2013 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  3. maths

    Why must people assume that atheists are baby killers? Many atheists are against abortion, and many Christians support abortion. It's not black and white

    July 10, 2013 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  4. TRH

    The problem is two fold. 1> People who deal in absolutes are typically going to be wrong sooner or later. To say NO abortion in any case is just asking for trouble. Women and their doctors need to have the ability to chose what is right for them. 2> Much of the problem is too many unwanted pregnancies. But some of the biggest anti-abortion folks out there are also anti-birth control , e.g. the Catholic church.

    Try applying some sense to your positions and perhaps we'd be able to have reasonable freedoms and reasonable laws. The problem is too many people are too polarized and too all or nothing.

    Don't like so many abortions happening? Then HELP provide education and birthcontrol to people. Don't call it a sin and make them feel guilty for their position.

    The LAST thing we need are more unwanted children in this world. We see how they keep turning out...

    July 10, 2013 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  5. Steveo


    The issue in not abortion...............
    Well, since the Texas House just passed an ABORTION BILL, I am going to have to disagree with you.

    July 10, 2013 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  6. billbfit

    "Tried to give Texas back to Mexico.
    They laughed at me."

    Probably because no one takes one of Obama's illegals seriously.

    July 10, 2013 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  7. Hard Core Liberal

    There comes a time when (in general) an abortion should NOT be performed. My party doesn't use common sense in this issue at all.

    July 10, 2013 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Robin wrote:

    I'd say 4 months is plenty of time to

    July 10, 2013 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  9. SWRS

    Why is it if I were to find a single cell organism on another planet the whole world woud be excited about finding "life" on another world, but yet we kill babies and think nothing of it?

    July 10, 2013 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  10. Hard Core Liberal

    Really? You believe that???

    this is a medical procedure folks. Why is it any of the state's business what happens in my uterus? Its called a choice for a reason.
    Yes you do have a choice. Life or death. Call it for what it is. Don't sugar coat it.

    July 10, 2013 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  11. DAZZY

    @Fred "Atheists are so ignorant. Only a complete fool can actually look at the EXTREME complexity of the world and think that the possibility of a designer is void. I mean... seriously sit there and think about it, e.g., love, compassion, the human anatomy, the elements, the laws of the universe, etc."

    Believers are so ignorant. Only a complete fool can actually look at the EXTREME violence, hate and killing and believe there is a magical man in the sky controlling it all.

    July 10, 2013 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  12. billbfit

    If the size of the fetus is so important, then why not put to death all of the little people? You ki llers are in sane!

    July 10, 2013 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  13. rs

    Fair is Fair


    I am happily married. Already a mother of two. And thrilled to be pregnant with twins. But at 16 weeks we discovered one of the fetuses had significant abnormalities. The other twin was healthy. So began a quest of specialist consults – anything and everything available to us to figure out a positive outcome. We wanted this pregnancy. We wanted two more children. But to save our healthy twin from being born 10+ weeks early (all specialists agreed this would be the case) we terminated the twin with no viable life. With the ruling today I presume I would not have been able to make this decision – and my healthy boy, born at full term, would have had a tragically different start to his life.
    My heartfelt condolences to you on your tragic loss. The law passed in Texas clearly states that fetal abnormalities are exempted, as well as rape, incest, or when the mother's life is in jeopardy.
    Yeah, too bad 85% of the clinics will be closed however- the end result is the same- no treatment.

    July 10, 2013 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  14. Cartman42

    So.. All these white Republican men have the solution well in hand. For the record, I am a white male who is against abortion as a tool of convenience, but I am also a realist. How about this.. If they want to ban abortions, then they should create a massive State run orphanage, which I'm sure would cost billions. Or better yet.. Every person who voted for this bill gets a free unwanted child, or 2 or 10. Get the picture? They pass this crap legislation without ANY forward thinking. Who is going to take care of a child that a parent does not want or cannot care for? Who is responsible for the mental state of a child that was forced into a situation that may cause the parent to resent the child? The Republicans care about the child right up to the point when it's born, then they try to slash every means of support to the mother that can't afford the child. Oh, and also they are against free birth control that might prevent the situation entirely. Freaking idiots.

    July 10, 2013 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  15. Dr Matrix


    The republicans are trying to save lives. buy you no good for nothing POOR loser dems simply want to make sure when there unemployed butt is sitting at home waiting for there welfare check. That Maury Day time TV show will continue on the air! What would you left wings nuts do without your day time television! LOL

    So, the Republicans are "trying" to save lives so there can be more left wing unemployed welfare cases sitting home and watching day time TV? Or have you just looked in the mirror?

    July 10, 2013 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  16. Mona

    So, they don't allow the Mom to have an abortion, the baby is born, who will raise this child? Chances are it will become a ward of the state, and hard working people will foot the bill. Pretty soon, it will become a major, major expense. Are all these "Christian, Republican's" going to foot the bill? I think not. I think they should not interfere with a
    woman's choice.....or, better still, let's have all these male republican's sterilized, that will solve the problem!

    July 10, 2013 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  17. rchenkle

    No respect for women in Texas.

    July 10, 2013 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  18. J W.

    "love, compassion, the human anatomy, the elements, the laws of the universe, etc."

    If you sit and think about it. Love comes from the same part of your brain that releases chemicals when you eat chocolate.
    Human anatomy did not always look like this. Thus the caveman, and neanderthal. Why do we have an appendix if God just whipped us up? Since they are not of use, and are actually only a cause for health issues. Why do we have a tail bone but no tail? Maybe it's called science, maybe evolution.

    As for abortion, if you take away the right to choose from women, we should start taking away the right to faith.

    July 10, 2013 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  19. Dyan S

    Thank you Fred for sharing your opinion. When you meet that old man in the sky make sure you let us know alright?

    July 10, 2013 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  20. JW

    I wonder what they'll say if the fetus they save turns out gay.

    July 10, 2013 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  21. Reckless

    For all of the people who put "signed god" in their post.... You realize that's a sin right?

    July 10, 2013 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  22. Laura

    Perfect, And must something to be done on the federal level to stop killing babies, 12 weeks should be a latest term for abortion

    July 10, 2013 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  23. billbfit

    Hey embarrassedamerican, I'm embarrassed to hear that you have a U.S. passport. Please leave before you kill anyone else due to the fact that you are too in competent to use a con dom. Pathetic!

    July 10, 2013 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  24. Allen Pickel

    All I can say is Thank God I don't live in Texas. It seems every time I turn around some idiotic law is being passed there.

    July 10, 2013 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  25. billbfit

    Hey Jim, MOVE! Hopefully they won't stifle your need to k ill quite so much in another state.

    July 10, 2013 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
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