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. Realsim13524

    Because who cares about peoples rights or science because some peoples beliefs mean more than equality

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

    Ashamed to say that I live in Texas!

    July 10, 2013 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    It's not about the women, it's about an innocent baby. These babies are not able to defend themselves, so we must.....

    July 10, 2013 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  4. jassica

    We are not all here because we were victims of rape or incest. Therefore, most of babies have their rights to be born and challenge and grow in this world as we all do. In addition, creatures that can't feel pain for some reasons or factors do not mean they should be undergo merciless abuse and death.

    July 10, 2013 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  5. rs


    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.
    First of all it is a legal rights issue. Abortion is legal- and this law shows the GOP is too immoral and too cowardly to take it on directly. Second- by giving complete rights to the unborn- you make every woman of reproductive age a second or third class citizen behind men (who should have NO say in this discussion) , and the uterus.

    Surprise! 50% of the country won't like your line of thinking!

    July 10, 2013 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  6. Deezus

    Good. Finally a progression towards ethics and morals. I hope the restrictive measures will make abortions fewer and eventually lead to justice with the death of abortion in America. 55 million dead in 40 years in unimaginable.

    July 10, 2013 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  7. idoesn'teffect

    Now there will be ships for those that CAN afford it, to international waters. When they get back from the short trip, They will say, oh my not pregnant anymore. Oh well my daughter was dating the wrong race anyways.

    July 10, 2013 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  8. Wyo X

    Too bad women can't shoot bullets out of their uterus, the politicians wouldn't touch it.

    July 10, 2013 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  9. sonny chapman

    The Dems. in the TX Senate ought to attach a Repeal of the Death Penalty Amendment. Both are "Respect For All Life" Measures.

    July 10, 2013 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  10. Paul

    I'm not in favor of this law, but it's already passed in 12 states prior to Texas without all the fanfare and despite dire warnings from the pro-choice crowd, their predictions of mass clinic closing have proven untrue all 12 times. On top of that only about .7% of all abortions occur after 20 weeks in the state of Texas, and predictions that adjust for the obvious consequences (women will make sure to have the abortion earlier if they really want one, exceptions contained in the bill, and people going out of state) predictions are that this bill could possibly impact .2% of abortions in Texas.

    Much ado about nothing.

    July 10, 2013 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  11. Peter

    Republicans are against anything that means real rights, and for anything that means money. Lets give Texas to someone else, we don't need such bunch of morons to bring down the county's IQ. Specially Perry, biggest moron of them all..

    July 10, 2013 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  12. California

    Even democrats here are OK with PBA's.

    I'm sure they're also OK with Kermit Gosnell's procedures also.

    July 10, 2013 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  13. dragonfire0477

    Well, the religious fanatics got their way. Texas is now a Theocracy...where religion makes the laws of the land...because the people who think government should stay out of private affairs also think the government should stay in private affairs...look, Texas, just do everyone a favor and get out of the country...it's obvious you have no interest in protecting the rights of anyone. We have this thing called a 'constitution' and it protects the rights of those you may not like...

    July 10, 2013 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  14. California

    They difference between a Partial Birth Abortion and what Kermit Gosnell did is about 5 minutes if that.

    July 10, 2013 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  15. Sniffit

    "This is not a "women's rights" or "reproductive rights" issue. It is a "life of an unborn child" issue. "

    Not according to Roe v. Wade and the Constitution. It's a matter of balancing both of those things. If YOU can't get that through YOUR heads, then you're simply trying to ignore the laws of the land because you find them inconvenient to your ideology.

    July 10, 2013 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  16. nolan22erickson

    Oh good, I was worried people would still be allowed to slaughter babies and commit genocide still.

    July 10, 2013 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  17. California

    Democrats don't care about the rights of a baby.

    July 10, 2013 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  18. Mark

    No one has the right to kill another person without due process.
    If your life isnt at risk, or you werent raped, you should not have an abortion.

    Its not only your body once there is another life in it, one without a face or a voice to protest, and the easiest solution is not to have sex. Perhaps it should be ok to have an abortion that resulted from unprotected sex as long as you spend 25 to life for murder. I guess that would teach people to be a bit more responsible,

    July 10, 2013 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  19. George McHenry

    I am just curious. Nothing in the discussion by the pro-choice advocates addresses the rights of the baby who is being killed and dismembered as part of the procedure. The taking of an human life is wrong.

    July 10, 2013 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  20. KT from MI

    Also, maybe if those same men would quit fricking around without any sense of resposibility this would not be such a big problem. The only reason most women get an abortion is because the man will not help with the responsiblity of raising a child, emotionallly or monotarily. The very poor have the babies, more money every month.

    July 10, 2013 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  21. Lenny Pincus

    Much ado about nothing? That's a good one. A woman can't control her own body. Great concept of freedom.

    And stuff the whole murder BS. That's your opinion and nothing more.

    July 10, 2013 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  22. Silence DoGood

    @Ryan in Texas "Of the 27 European nations, only 3 allow abortions at or past 24 weeks. "

    You realize many of the founders of this country left Europe to get away from this kind of State Religion nonsense – why go back? I kinda like this freedom of religion thing.

    July 10, 2013 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  23. Sniffit

    "but it's already passed in 12 states prior to Texas without all the fanfare "

    They are all being challenged in Court. A WI judge just struck down WI's attempt to pull this same crap of making abortion clinics financially impossible and geographically inaccessible. Just because the idiots in the MSM are myopically focused on one out of many, doesn't mean it's the only one.

    July 10, 2013 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  24. California

    Democrats ignore the Hyde amendment also.

    July 10, 2013 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  25. steve

    the same state leads in executions!!! what is wrong with this picture? which side of these argument play God? they both do.

    July 10, 2013 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
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