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. truthteller

    From the people who promised you less government in your lives!

    July 10, 2013 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  2. Wallaceboy

    More like the person most likely to go on public support. Read Population Bomb. 50 year old book but right on. Too many people. I am kind of with a modified China plan – two kids and you are done.....

    July 10, 2013 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  3. GonzoG

    I knew they would.

    They'll bend or break any rule to satisfy their base. They HONESTLY don't care about infants, born or otherwise. They just like the votes and money that comes in. They can stand on their Bibles and act like their so damned holy, but they really just want to stay in power and have their rich friends make them richer.

    July 10, 2013 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  4. Dan

    When I read the comments here from so many in the pro-abortion, "a woman has the right to murder" camp it sickens me and I truly understand why God created hell and who is going to be going there. Every day in this nation we see premature babies born, little human beings with arms, legs, beating hearts, and smiles, and yet these worthless and disgusting people demand the right to kill these babies at this same age and claim it is a woman's right. Vile human beings no better than Nazis murdering Jews and claiming that somehow or other it is there right to do so. There is a lot of blood on the liberal camp and no liberal who supports late term abortion has any hope of seeing heaven without repentance.

    July 10, 2013 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
  5. The Oracle

    I am happy to inform the citizens of the world that the person that was destined to be greatest serial killer has been aborted by her mother. Humanity will rejoice for this.

    July 11, 2013 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  6. jared smith

    finaly a law that restricts abortions. people complain about this being a womens right to chose and her right to health care. when one has an abortion one is killing a future person and by grown women getting the right to chose they are taking a life away from an unborn baby who could be the nxt great scientist etc. the baby does not get to chose wether it lives or dies sounds wrong. in conclusion if a women wants to chose then she can chose to not have sex in the first place because that is how she got the baby. its quite simple cant support a kid or you dont want one than dont have sex. bottom line abortions should be illegal

    July 11, 2013 12:11 am at 12:11 am |
  7. Dennis f

    yet another reason why i will never, ever set foot in the state of texas... that's one state where my tourist dollars will NEVER be spent...

    July 11, 2013 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  8. The Realist

    The oracle, thats like saying... yay people of the world another potential killer is gone. Vary ignorant.

    July 11, 2013 12:52 am at 12:52 am |
  9. card51short

    I'm against abortion and I'm not religious. Why would anyone want to kill the baby in their womb? They think that's a right? If you're raped...I understand...but any other reason...why?!

    July 11, 2013 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  10. Poodlepuff

    Texas conservative politicians have awakened women to their potential as a hitherto ignored political force. No amount of gerrymandering can hold back women when they vote in the next election because they are spread out across district lines. Enjoy your conservative far right Christian based legislature because it is going blue in the next election.

    July 11, 2013 01:25 am at 1:25 am |
  11. dee1030

    I live in Texas and I know the mindset of these Republican politicians and I know the mindsets of my many Republican friends. I don't care what anyone says, it is a matter of restricting a woman's choice. These same politicians who vote pro-life also voted to cut funding for education, head-start programs, unemployment benefits, are against raising the minimum wage. Talk about a bunch of hypocrites, they should practice what they preach to everyone else.

    July 11, 2013 01:27 am at 1:27 am |
  12. David

    Shame, shame...thought you Texans were smarter then the steers and cows you tend to...guess not

    July 11, 2013 01:52 am at 1:52 am |
  13. ThinkAgain

    @The Oracle: "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."

    By your logic, we should all rejoice that Hitler, Pol Pot, Stalin, Mussolini, et al, were NOT aborted by their mothers!

    July 11, 2013 02:03 am at 2:03 am |
  14. Anonymous

    Funny how people sing the praises, but they haven't signed up to adopt or foster some of the unwanted babies. Bunch of hypocrites.

    July 11, 2013 02:14 am at 2:14 am |
  15. Juxtapoz

    The Oracle says "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."

    ...or maybe that future Nobel-winner was serving in the U.S. military...until he was sent off to look for WMD that weren't there and got blown to pieces by a child with a grenade. Or who knows? Maybe he or she was sitting in a school in Connecticut, or at a bus stop, or in a movie theater on the day some "responsible gun owner" goofed up and let a crazed maniac run off with an semi-auto full of hollow point rounds and extended clips. Then again, maybe he or she was just some poor kid in a hospital, feeling nothing but guilt as his parents go broke trying to pay outrageous insurance costs because of a broken system.

    Lots of possibilities. The interesting thing though, is that for all the TALK coming from the right about the potential of the unborn, Republicans spend most of their time coming up with ways to shaft kids every way possible.

    July 11, 2013 02:18 am at 2:18 am |
  16. Jake

    I am happy when even one child is saved. One day this will be outlawed like slavery. We can not do with people like we wish.

    July 11, 2013 02:24 am at 2:24 am |
  17. Me

    @The Oracle............

    I am pleased to inform the citizens of the world that the person that was destined to be a vicious criminal because of poor or no upbringing has been aborted.

    July 11, 2013 02:41 am at 2:41 am |
  18. Nordenfeldt@yahoo.com

    BigBird: France allows abortion up to 12 weeks on demand, with no medical interbvention required.

    France then allows abortion from 12 to 24 weeks after a doctor's visit, and with the doctor's recommendation, which is always given save for the rare cases where there might be a risk to the mother.

    Nice try.

    July 11, 2013 03:40 am at 3:40 am |
  19. Nordenfeldt@yahoo.com


    Nobody is 'destined' for anything. You fail.
    And even if they were, who is to say they were not destined to be the next Jim Jones?

    July 11, 2013 03:41 am at 3:41 am |
  20. Mark

    Oracle, they'll never "cure" cancer. Big Pharma makes to much money on treatment drugs. Why would they kill their cash cow.

    July 11, 2013 06:04 am at 6:04 am |
  21. trueblue

    This had nothing to do with state laws , it's all about saving the race: wake-up people blacks, Latinos, Asians and any other race is having their babies, one of you stated where the clinics or located, true it's in the low income areas but the white folks or the ones using them, Plan and simple. Open your mind.... when your sleeping their thinking. and yes numbers matter.

    July 11, 2013 06:28 am at 6:28 am |
  22. The Oracle

    I am happy to inform the citizens of the world that a person who was going to murder and be full of hate was aborted by his mother. Humanity will celebrate greatly for this.

    July 11, 2013 06:29 am at 6:29 am |
  23. jon Rhodes

    The lawmakers continue to trample on the reproductive rights of women. They clearly demonstrate their wish to return to the days when women gave birth to ten or more babies and then died in childbirth on the eleventh.

    July 11, 2013 06:35 am at 6:35 am |
  24. lgccac

    This is a good bill and will save the lives of many, many babies.

    To you pro-abortion people, how about taking some personal responsibility and don't get pregnant in the first place.

    Also, ever heard of adoption?

    July 11, 2013 06:41 am at 6:41 am |
  25. al

    I thought we agreed 30 some years ago that a woman had the right to slaughter her children.

    July 11, 2013 06:44 am at 6:44 am |
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