Saturday, July 13, 2013

Texas Senate Passes Abortion Bill

The inevitable has come to reality.  The Texas State Senate passed SB1, the legislation known as HB2 in the Texas State House.  The vote was 19-11.  Now it goes to the desk of Governor Perry to sign into law.

The bill is HERE and it is 19 pages online.

Also as predicted, the headlines written by the Democrats and the press claim that abortion is now outlawed in Texas.  Only after going to read the articles do you learn that the headlines are deliberately misleading and abortion is restricted after 20 weeks.  

This will happen when the bill on new abortion regulations becomes law in Texas - the lawsuits will begin:

Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the American Civil Liberties Union are suing Wisconsin to try to block a new law that would require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.The measure would force two of the state’s four abortion providers to shut down, according to the complaint. A fifth clinic is set to close for unrelated reasons, according to the groups.“The purpose and effect of the requirement, which is wholly unnecessary and unreasonable, is to impose a substantial obstacle in the path of women seeking abortion prior to viability, in violation of their constitutional right to privacy,” lawyers for the groups said in the complaint.
Wisconsin is one of several states where legal battles are taking place over newly introduced hospital-privilege requirements for abortion providers. Federal judges in Alabama and Mississippi have issued orders stopping similar laws from being implemented after finding that they might cause substantial burdens for women seeking to terminate pregnancies.

And so it goes.

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