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. Sniffit

    "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."

    Except for the entire discussion contained in Roe v. Wade, which delved deeply into the balancing of both the mother's and the fetus's interests. Go inform yourself instead of just flailing about, inventing straw man arguments that show you don't even have a mastery of the basics of the issue.

    July 10, 2013 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  2. Sorry4Texans

    Wow- time to move out of Texas, folks.

    July 10, 2013 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  3. johnson5555

    Liberals cry that guns kill people so they want gun control. Yet, the same liberals will fight for the right to kill unborn, innocent babies who do not have a voice of their own to plead for their lives! Hypocrisy at its finest!

    Liberal try to mask the issue by saying the government should not get involved with what they do with their bodies, but we all know this is a smoke screen. We don't care what you do with your bodies, as long as you don't kill another human being. Abortion is murder and the fact that America has allowed it for so long is truly mind blowing. This is not a religious issue, it's an issue of women killing other human beings! And, like all laws, there should be exceptions – if a women's health is at issue, abortion should then be a legal option. But, if you just want to kill a baby because you don't feel like raising one, abortion at that point is murder.

    July 10, 2013 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  4. California


    the same state leads in executions!!! what is wrong with this picture? which side of these argument play God? they both do.
    The difference is the adult had a choice to do what he/she did. The baby has no choice.

    July 10, 2013 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  5. I AM

    Obama the Messiah
    Why do all of you want to kill babies? There are loving families out there waiting years to adopt. By the way, it is cheaper to kill the baby than it is to adopt. Scary! You say it is a war against women, but in fact it is a war to save the babies from being killed. Abortion is appropriate in rape and incest cases, thats it.


    How many adopted children do you have ? Do you support an orphanage ? Are you a foster care parent ? Do you volunteer at your local hospital to care for the abused and neglected children ? If you do any of these things, then, your voice in this matter will be respected, otherwise, it is just an empty complaint.

    July 10, 2013 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  6. just sayin

    our country has moved one step closer to stopping the mass murder of the most innocent among us. josef mengele would have been so proud of all the abortion supporters down there. women still have plenty of choices. murdering their late term baby should never be one of them.

    July 10, 2013 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  7. VoteOften

    Babies saved...liberals pissed off...a good day.

    July 10, 2013 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  8. Silence DoGood

    @ George McHenry "The taking of an human life is wrong."

    So you are advocating for ending the death penalty, ending all wars, free health care for the poor, and murder charges against factory owners discharging carcinogens. I mean, if it is wrong to cause the taking of life.....

    July 10, 2013 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  9. DCKeene

    Republicans scream and yell about smaller government and 'out of their lives' and then go and do this. HYPOCRITES!!!

    July 10, 2013 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  10. it must be said

    just askin
    After the baby is out of the womb, right wingers like Perry couldn't care less about them.

    Right.... because the country refuses to spend trillions on free government programs for them. Ooops, they do. Never mind.

    July 10, 2013 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  11. I AM

    Skip Stam of North Carolina just slipped in an Abortion Bill attached to a Motorcycle safety bill after it was rejected by the legislature in NC. The bill was slipped in because the bill legislatures did not want open debate on the bill. This is the way they do things here. Deceptive and abusing the law.

    July 10, 2013 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  12. Lisa B

    Did any of you even READ the Bill???? It is not restricting abortions at 20+ weeks if the mother is in danger OR if the baby has severe fetal abnormalities.

    As someone who has worked at an abortion clinic, I can attest that even early procedures (before 13 weeks) carry a risk. I am totally for doctors having to have admitting privileges. Not only does that cover the patient, BUT it covers the doctor and his staff.

    July 10, 2013 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  13. idoesn'teffect

    What are the stats for miscarriages?

    July 10, 2013 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  14. tony

    Exodus of well educated and female employees from Hi-Tech firm locations in Texas accelerates. Followed by their companies in due course most likely.

    July 10, 2013 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  15. Randy, San Francisco

    So much for rebranding efforts...the Republican Party war against women's rights to health care continues.

    July 10, 2013 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  16. Steveo

    The argument comparing abortion and capital punishment is ridiculous! The unborn are innocent, and guilty only of being in the wrong womb and at the wrong time!
    Also for those who argue "the rights of a woman over her body" Did you forget biology? That developing HUMAN is IN a woman's body but NOT part of it! The science of DNA proves it.

    July 10, 2013 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  17. Lee

    It's amazing to me that if we find any type of living organism (blade of grass, microscopic organism, etc..) on Mars, everyone would claim "LIFE" on another planet. But an unborn baby isn't considered life.. It's crazy to me what people think and believe sometimes.

    July 10, 2013 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  18. Veronica

    VoteOften: More already-born babies and children killed and starving to death at the hands of parents who don't want them, conservatives gleeful because they're turning women into baby machines, and liberals pissed off because their numerous voices were ignored.

    July 10, 2013 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  19. California

    Democrats used to argue that Partial Birth Abortions didn't happen. We all now know they do and they now say it's only a small percentage. They also argue that abaout the death penalty.

    HYPOCRITES all of them.

    July 10, 2013 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  20. the real just askin

    think about it.... how do we know that the person that would have cured cancer or alzheimers, wasn't snuffed out by an abortion, never even given a chance to take one breath? murder your babies, destroy your future. think about it.

    July 10, 2013 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  21. Dean

    Anything that upsets liberals is good for the country.

    July 10, 2013 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  22. Mopery

    Just wait until they're done making abortion illegal, then they can move on to their next big regressive measure: Theocracy.

    July 10, 2013 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  23. Sniffit

    And now, in NC, the GOP/Teatrolls are trying to stealth legislate these same types of deliberately prohibitive anti-abortion measures WITHOUT PUBLIC NOTICE, by tacking them onto a completely unrelated bill about motorcycle safety.

    THE WAR ON WOMEN CONTINUES. CNN, you're doing a bang up job doing a disservice to the rest of the country by using TX as a distraction and ignoring that the GOP/Teatrolls are doing this ALL OVER THE PLACE.

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

    So glad I am to worry about this. Keep letting the conservatives take away your rights, ladies, and you deserve what you get.

    July 10, 2013 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  25. Just Me

    Republicans are only interested in the welfare of children before they're born, after that they don't care about whether or not parents have jobs in order to support them, whether or not they have safe drinking water and clean air to breath, access to healthcare, a good education, etc.

    July 10, 2013 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
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