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Texas House approves abortion bill

Texas House approves abortion bill
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POSTED: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 8:45pm

UPDATED: Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 10:34pm

Texas lawmakers are now one vote away from sending a controversial abortion bill to the desk of Governor Rick Perry.

The Texas House voted 98-49 to pass House Bill 2, which would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, require abortions be performed in ambulatory surgical centers, require doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of the facility, and require doctors to administer abortion-inducing drugs in person—rather than allow a woman to take it at home.

State representatives met all day Tuesday to debate the bill as onlookers clad in blue, in support of HB2, and in orange, in opposition of the bill, flooded the gallery to watch the procedure.

After hours of back-and-forth discussions over 26 amendments, a final vote occurred shortly after 9:30 p.m. CDT.

A House committee approved HB2 last Wednesday after hours of public testimony.

The abortion bill gained a second life after Perry announced a second special session at the end of June to vote on the issue. The bill failed to gain enough votes during the Texas legislature’s regular session (which required a two-thirds majority), and it also failed in the last special session after an epic filibuster in the Senate by State Sen. Wendy Davis, which brought national attention to the measure.

The bill now moves to the Senate, where a vote is expected Wednesday.

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It appears that men have always been trying to decide what is good for a woman's body and what is not, and with this bill passing, it is clear that men are still trying to rule over a woman's body.

Meanwhile Louie Gohmert remains quiet on this nations FISA courts, those secret courts with secret laws designed to deny Americans their 4th and 6th amendment constitutional rights. He's a sell-out we can replace.

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