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. john

    The Gop is going to crash big time.

    July 10, 2013 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  2. frank

    This will come as a welcome relief to the 15,000,000 children who starve to death each year. Babies are cute!

    July 10, 2013 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  3. cbp

    This is not a surprise. What is surprising is the way women are accepting these changes. Our bodies are no longer ours. Decisions can not be made within the family because Big Brother will be watching

    It is very interesting that Texans and others will not agree to any gun registration because it invades their privacy but they will decide what a woman can and cannot do. It is clear that they do not trust women to make good decisions. Little do they know that women who are pro-choice are not necessarily saying that they agree with the idea of aborting a fetus. Abortion is an issue which is very difficult for all involved. People do not do this on a whim no matter what men will tell you.

    July 10, 2013 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  4. visitor

    A pregnancy is a function of a woman's body, period. It's not kind of a function of a woman's body, it's not a function of the government, it's not a function of a church, it's not a function of some pastor that has no respect for her, it's not a function of some old white guy who has an unhealthy interest in any fleshy tissue between women's legs or under her skin. It is not real estate to be controlled.

    Let old white men work on wars and assaults and murders, you know, those things that men do. Leave women alone.

    It is very telling the vast majority of posters who are anti abortion are men. They just can't fathom the lack of control over a woman's pregnancy, or that fact that the vast majority of woman don't want them between their legs.

    July 10, 2013 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  5. Hey Big Bird

    @Big Bird Johnson - "Why does France hate women?"

    Simple! And it's not that they hate women. It's because they prefer not to lose the babies those women would otherwise arbitrarily and capriciously destroy through abortion waiting until the child was more fully developed which would be harsher and more cruel and unusual punishment for the unborn who could PAINFULLY feel the procedure of its head being CRUSHED by medical instruments as a consequence of the non-caring neglect of their mothers who are heartless, cruel, demonic, and derelict in their motherly duties. Kudos To France!! May the U.S. learn from France!

    July 10, 2013 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  6. Uncle Benny

    I regret to inform the citizens of the world that the person that was destined to become the next Adolph Hitler has been aborted by his mother. Humanity would have paid dearly if he had been allowed to live.

    July 10, 2013 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  7. boz238

    I am pleased to see that this finally passed. It is amazing to me that life issues such as abortion can become so clouded with human reasoning and justification. An embryo is life from conception. To terminate that life is nothing short of murder at any stage of development. I have personally known and talked to someone who had aborted their baby and suffered for it emotionally for the rest of her life. My Father died when my mother was pregnant with me. She suffered many hardships during and after her pregnancy, but she never aborted me. I am so grateful. My wife and I have nine children and 10 grandchildren. Our lives are filled with love for each other and our Creator. Thanks Mom!

    July 10, 2013 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  8. IvotedforObama

    All this will do is force women to drive to another state with less restrictions so Texas really solved nothing.

    July 10, 2013 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  9. MightyMoo

    That's some mighty fine steps backwards there Texas. Way to go.

    July 10, 2013 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  10. Dr Watson

    A sad day for the women of Texas- If it was the men getting pregnant the procedure would be considered a sacrament.

    July 10, 2013 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  11. Joe

    To Oracle

    Or maybe the next Hitler was aborted? Who is to know.

    July 10, 2013 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  12. Adam

    Come on Texas senate. Choose to be on the right side of history.

    July 10, 2013 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  13. Cool Adoption time for many conservatives

    This is great now all those children of any color loving conservative will have many more children to adopt into their loving conservative God loving arms.

    July 10, 2013 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  14. teedofftaxpayer

    What I find interesting is the woman behind this voted AGAINST pre-natal care because they "weren't human" at 5 months, that she supported care AFTER they were born, but yet now they're humans at 3-4 months? This is what happens when you don't VOTE. Get up off your behinds and VOTE, get these mo rons out of office.

    July 10, 2013 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  15. Poopiedoodieface

    Oh look I can be stupid too. I regret to inform everyone that the next Hitler was not aborted due to moronic laws.

    July 10, 2013 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  16. rs

    Liberalism is a mental disease.

    Think how many good people that could of done so much for this world was just killed.

    We could of had a cure fro cancer by now if we didn't kill them in an abortion procedure.
    What a desperate piece of logic-Not! Look, one could just as easily argue how many Hitlers or Stalins weren't born either.
    Try again- maybe do a little reading first next time.

    July 10, 2013 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  17. mac daddy

    God Bless the sweet state of Texas. All of the rabid liberals can move if they want to continue murdering their babies. Filthy reprobates share no values with me or any other God fearing Texan. Just pack up and leave one of the few states that have survived the wiles of the white house team of pukes.
    The stars at night are big and bright....Deep in the heart of Texas!

    July 10, 2013 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  18. Floyd from Illinois

    Just like Wisconsin, this Texas bill, if passed, will be restrained within 24 hours.

    The Texas Teabaggers are doing nothing but grandstanding – and running up hefty legal bills for their state.

    July 10, 2013 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  19. DocHollywood

    Texas republicans have just joined the Taliban in enforcing it's moral and religious views on the citizens of Texas. I'm thankful every day I wasn't born a woman. I can't imagine how it feels to have old white men decide how you will use your body. I guess slavery comes in many forms.

    July 10, 2013 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  20. Bill

    Haha Baby killers! Go jump off a cliff!

    July 10, 2013 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  21. Edjuk8

    Some of these comments are hysterical. Back to the "stone age." Let me catch my breath, lol. In a nutshell: Abortion is legal. Abortion is limited after 20 weeks (that's FIVE months), except in rare circumstances. Clinics are to be brought up to the same health code as hospitals, with a doctor on staff with medical privileges at the local hospital. Please, tell me, in intelligent terms, how in the world, this stifles "women's rights"? As an educator, I am happy to see these changes, as it will protect women from unnecessary infections and other situations like Kermit Gosnell. Perhaps healthier, more sterile medical environments would've saved a few of my former students from nearly losing their lives to infections from the abortion clinics they went to.

    July 10, 2013 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  22. Republican ≠ Conservative

    If Republicans were conservative, they would say medical decisions are best left to doctors, patients and their families – big government should get out of the way.

    July 10, 2013 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  23. Kevin

    Isn't it great that the party that claims freedom is also the one that seems to pass the most subjugating laws against women?

    July 10, 2013 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  24. GOP Hate America

    @The Oracle - Cancer is already cured but since there is no money to be made in making you healthy quickly that knowledge is suppressed for more conventional methods of depending on prolonged treatment until you die. so go on and criticize that destiny

    July 10, 2013 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  25. Texas Should Secede

    I wonder if Mexico wants Texas back.

    July 10, 2013 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
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