Abortion bill passes Senate

Abortion bill passes Senate
MGN Online

POSTED: Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 5:44am

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 12:02pm

The abortion debate continued into the night at the state capitol in Austin, and a decision was finally reached after midnight, the Texas Senate approved a measure that would severely restrict abortions in the state by a vote of 19 to 11, the Texas senate approved House Bill 2.

Supporters and opponents sat in the gallery and watched as the debate went late into the night. Democrats in the state tried to add 21 amendments to the bill, all were rejected.

The bill bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, it also requires all abortions to be performed in a surgical center and for doctors performing them to have admitting privileges at a hospital less than 30 miles away from their clinics.

Currently, only five abortion clinics in Texas can remain open under the new law. This will make Texas the state with the most restrictive abortion laws in the entire country.

After tne Senate reached their agreement Governor Rick Perry issued this statement applauding the pro-life bill:

“Today the Texas Legislature took its final step in our historic effort to protect life. This legislation builds on the strong and unwavering commitment we have made to defend life and protect women's health. I am proud of our lawmakers, and citizens who tirelessly defended our smallest and most vulnerable Texans and future Texans.”

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This legislation was written by Americans United for Life, not Perry or the republicans. It's part of a nation wide campaign. You'll shortly see the exact same bill show up at the federal level. Probably the house. A good example of how a vocal minority writes legislation and gets it passed.

No one would have expected any other outcome in this ultra-religious right-of-right state...ladies, Texas gov't. owns the rights to your uterus, should you be under-insured or have no insurance at all, and has condemned you to undetected uterine or breast cancer that could have been detected through low- or no-cost exams at one of the provider centers that will now have to close. The rich don't worry about health care, but they can now deny you basic health care. VOTE THEM OUT 2014-2016!

I'm just going to add to what you said. Here we go again to back alley abortions. No man/woman has the right to decide what they can/cant do with their body. If it was flipped around and the women had the right to tell a man what he could/couldn't do with his body, they wouldn't stand for it. I say that men cant have the right to check for testicular cancer or breast cancer. There are so many variables as to what can happen when a woman get's pregnant. I agree, with VOTE THEM OUT!!!

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