Planned Parenthood responds to Abortion Bill signing

Planned Parenthood responds to Abortion Bill signing

POSTED: Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 10:06am

UPDATED: Friday, July 19, 2013 - 11:45am

On Thursday, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed wildly unpopular legislation that could virtually end access to safe and legal abortion in Texas.

Statement from Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund:

“The bill signed into law by Governor Perry today makes a terrible situation for women’s health even worse. Already, Rick Perry and other politicians have cut more than 130,000 Texas women off from basic preventive health care, including lifesaving cancer screenings and well-woman check-ups, and this new law will severely limit access to safe and legal abortion, which will cause women to resort to desperate and dangerous measures. These relentless attacks on women’s health have a devastating impact on women who already have the least access to health care.

“Doctors oppose this law because they know it will hurt their patients, and the public overwhelmingly opposes these attacks on women’s health. In Texas alone, 80 percent of voters oppose special session passage of the bill Governor Perry signed today, which is why the governor and his allies had to break the rules and shut down the democratic process to push this through the State Legislature.

“The fight over this law will move to the courts, while the bigger fight for women’s access to health care in Texas gains steam. People are enraged by this law, and it has created a whole new generation of activists who are in it for the long run to elect leaders who will protect women’s health.”

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Abortion, or any other woman's intimate personal healthcare issue, is off limits to anyone who thinks he/she can legislate, demonize or sermonize it away...the day a man has to face rape or incest as a woman and bear this "gift from God" is the day men can know what a woman may go through. The clinics that will close also SAVED lives...breast, uterine, cervical cancer screenings...birth control/family planning services and well-woman exams, Stupid power-hungry holier-than-thou Texans!

there is adoption and birth control available. what if someone decided you would be a burden or you have health issues so someone should just murder you? just voicing my opinion. to my knowledge...if you have a heartbeat you are alive. not judging just voicing my opinion. our God Almighty will be the one to judge all of us.

People call 6 million Jews and 20+ million others killed during World War II a "HOLOCAUST" caused by Nazis and their accomplices. Since Roe V. Wade almost 60 million babies have been murdered! That's a HOLOCAUST caused by Americans!

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