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. Bob Roberts

    I regret to inform the citizens of the world that HITLER destined to murder 6 million jews was NOT aborted by his mother. Humanity will pay dearly for this.

    Ridiculous, logic Oracle

    July 10, 2013 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  2. moxjox

    TO The Oracle
    I ram glad to inform the citizens of the world that the person that was destined to be a modern day Hitler and kill millions of innocent people has been aborted by his mother. Humanity will be rejoicing in the streets tonight.

    Cuts both ways.....or so it seems.

    July 10, 2013 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  3. Rational

    It's downright comical to read the comments made by liberals. You know what, I'm going to use the same argument they make about gay marriage. "Why do you care, how does this affect you?" Same point can be made here. If you don't live in Texas, why do you care what the people of the state decide? You are paying your "fair share" of taxes in your blue state so if you ever need an abortion, you can walk down the street and get one. Bigots and hypocrites, every single one of these liberals.

    July 10, 2013 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  4. Dave Long

    Aha! I get it now. How can legislators see themselves as employees of the citizenry, when their benefactors pay them to make us work for the fat cats? And, it's done in a way to avoid payroll taxes – ingenious. Naturally, restricting abortion rights will enlarge the labor pool, so more hard-earned tax dollars can enjoy fabulous parting gifts – you part with the money, and the 1% departs with the gifts.

    July 10, 2013 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  5. Pest

    "I regret to inform the citizens of the world that the person that was destined to cure cancer has been aborted by her mother. Humanity will pay dearly for this."

    That's odd. I heard it was the next Hitler.

    July 10, 2013 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  6. Zandigra

    Congratulaions to the Texas House for their courageous move and in not backing down to the bullies at Planned Parrenthood and elsewhere who would have us embrace a culture of death.

    July 10, 2013 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  7. DJL

    And in a few months, a federal judge will strike it down. A huge waste of countless hours and taxpayer $$, all to pander the xtian conservatives. It's nothing more than a "divide and conquer" tactic to distract the electorate from the real issues.

    July 10, 2013 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  8. BananaPants

    A baby isn't a baby until it pops out. If it's still in the belly, it is still part of the lady.

    July 10, 2013 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  9. Scott

    Job well done, good job Perry!

    July 10, 2013 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  10. oracles keeper

    Actually the oracle made a mistake and it actually was the next Hitler.... and the oracle is a douchebag

    July 10, 2013 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  11. Eric

    Same state that is responsible for 50% of total job growth. Obama should thank his lucky stars texas is still in the union.

    July 10, 2013 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  12. NyteShayde

    Oh cry me a river.

    July 10, 2013 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  13. Cindy

    We murder our babies when their creation, cause by our own actions, is an inconvenience. No human being should ever have the right to do that to another.
    Good job, Texas!

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

    Liberals are insane... they are fighting to kill babies. The world has gone insane. How about people practice safe sex or DING... abstinence. Nowadays abortion is trendy. Sickening masses.... SAY NO TO ABORTION AND POPULATION CONTROL... oh and stop the global warming scam.

    July 10, 2013 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  15. Jim

    The Oracle – the person that was destined to cure cancer probably never existed because his mother said no.
    Let that be a lesson to women, never refuse a man's offer to have sex. Saying no could prevent the birth of the next Einstein.

    July 10, 2013 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  16. Carolyn

    Abortion is a necessary evil, however I will never understand the thought that to be a feminist one has to cheer for the elimination of life.

    July 10, 2013 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  17. Binzee Pan

    The Bible, in Exodus 21:22-23 says that abortion is not murder, and in Leviticus 27:6 says that a child less than 1 month has NO value.
    Print out and spam it at Texas churches. Tell them "We will strangle your faith if you try to stop abortion"
    We need to end the abortion debate NOW so that we can focus on real issues, like the NSA stuff

    July 10, 2013 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  18. gmclenith

    Perry, I hope you realize that this will terminate any desire you have to run for public office on a national level. Your desire to exploit your personal wishes on the people of Texas is just one more show of arrogance that is intolerable. Such a shame for someone who has been given a public trust.

    July 10, 2013 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  19. rob

    If this ends up being a done deal , in ten years Texas will be crawling with unwanted , abandoned children , astronomical increases in deformed and disabled children , back alley coat hanger abortion clinics will be a new cottage industry and breast and cervical cancer deaths will be at an all time high. Not to mention record high incidents of STD / STI's. But , by god , those responsible will still believe they "protected the sanctity" of life. Congratulations Texas conservatives , you have turned the clock back several decades.

    July 10, 2013 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  20. phil

    More texans inbreds. They are punishing the entire world

    July 10, 2013 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  21. Robert

    The Oracle:
    I regret to inform the citizens of the world that the person that was destined to cure cancer was forced to drop out of school and have an unwanted child and/or the mother died during child birth.
    Humanity will pay dearly for this.

    July 10, 2013 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  22. Me in Texas

    Yes! More kids born to parents who don't want them, so they can rob me and carjack me in 14 years! Yes! More kids who will fall to the government dole and the GOP can call them "freeloaders" "lazy" and burdens to society! Yes! more unloved kids who can grow up to be hardened criminals, so that we in Texas can kill them as adults and call it JUSTICE! Yes! As long as we feel good at church, pretend the bible is real and we are doing GODS work! YES!

    July 10, 2013 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  23. rc8888

    I don't think the Texas legislators hate women. I think they love children and want to protect them.

    July 10, 2013 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  24. Dan

    Big Bird – Unlike Texas, France pays for the abortion and has excellent access for women, unlike Texas that is trying to close all of the clinics. Texas is still about as free as Iran for women.

    July 10, 2013 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  25. MaryM

    Not to worry folks, this bill, if it passes, will be overturned in Federal court, just like the one in Arizona. Just a waste of time and lots of money for the citizens in Texas.

    July 10, 2013 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
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