Texas Abortion Law Near Passing, Under Protest

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With Senate Bill 5 near to passing in Texas, hundreds of protestors packed the state capitol on Sunday, while Democrats scrambled to prevent Republicans from passing some of the toughest abortion restrictions in the country.

The bill would ban abortions after 20 weeks and require they take place in surgical centers.

It would also place strict guidelines on where/when females can take abortion-inducing pills, while requiring physicians who perform the precedes to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles.

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If the bill passes, all but five abortion clinics in Texas would likely close and be in need of significant upgrades.

Is the goal to protect women's health or make abortions nearly impossible to complete? That is the debate on the table.

As is the resistance of sponsor Jody Laubenberg to include amendment that make exceptions for rape or incest.

"The woman had five months to make that decision, at this point we are looking at a baby that is very far along in its development," Laubenberg said. "What I would like to do is raise the standard. You have clinics that are out there already at that standard of care and all I'm asking is that we raise the others to that level."

The Texas Medical Association, the Texas Hospital Association and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists disagree, however.

They have all written letters asking lawmakers to vote against the bill, emphasizing it would NOT raise the standard of care.

"Everything about the process related to these abortion regulation bills has smelled like partisan politics," said Rep. Jessica Farrar, D-Houston.

"Proponents of the bill have failed to demonstrate any evidence that the regulations imposed by these bills are necessary. Nor have they expressed any sign of responsible governance in ensuring that women will continue to be able to access safe and legal abortion care."

This House session ends at midnight Tuesday and the abortion bill still needs to go back to the Senate for final approval.

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Do you ignorant assholes not understand that this will not only ban abortions after 20 weeks, but will likely close down all but a handful of clinics in Texas? So even if the decision to abort were to be made before the 20 week mark, it may still be impossible for someone to get a proper abortion. As for the person with the caps lock key obviously stuck, you should open a fucking dictionary before trying to convey your opinion.

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@ Ariel

Proper? The easiest way I know of to keep from getting preggers is slam the knees shut! Maybe the Morning after pill or "THE PILL" or IUD or Condom or gells is the reason women still don't want to take responsibility! My God how many freaking ways do you need? Ever heard of adoption? The entire problem with all this is that people don't want to be accountable! If you have a useless boyfriend then obviously your judgement is clouded to begin with! If you dont want to be held responsible then why in the hell would you ever put yourself in that position when even the most profoundly stupid knows how babies are conceived. How hard can this be. You damn sure don't mind my tax dollars going to this!

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@ DALLAS

That's always what people like you jump to first, "keep your legs closed". I'm sure you were a good Christian and stayed abstinent until marriage, yes? Well just a little FYI, not all pro-choice people are little sluts. I've been with my boyfriend for 5 years AND use more than one type of birth control. If there was an accident I would and will get an abortion. That would be better than having a child that knows it is unwanted, or a child that would never know their parents because they were put up for adoption. What about rape? My friend just had an abortion because of this. Would that be okay with you? Or would you rather the mother have to go through pain every time she looks at her child. Remembering exactly where her life dreams stopped and she suddenly was forced into motherhood. I'm voicing my opinion here, not looking for a flame war. Have a great rest of your day and may His Noodly appendage bless you.

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@ Ariel

And don't forget New Years Eve and the effect Leap Year can have on a prescription of only 365 pills. Anyway carry on with that Noodly appendage ... WTF that is.

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Who the hell waits 20wks for an abortion that's killing a baby...I swear that bill better pass so the ignorant b*tches getting an abortion 5months into the pregnancy can learn to make decisions a little bit faster..ugh this pissed me off

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BANG !!! DAT'S A BURNER !!!! GREASEY, SHIT-SMELLIN' MINORITY LIBERAL SCUMBAGS . AIN'T IT !! NEXT ACTION MUST BE PUTTIN' SOME OF THESE SLOB RECKLESS PIGS WITH THE CALLOUS AND DEPRAVED DISREGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE .. OUHOOO !! DAT'S RIGJHT .. DA JAIL !!!! AT DIS LATE DATE , ANY WOMAN IN DAZ RIGHT MIND WOULD KNOW TO MANAGE DA'S PROMISCUITY MORE SENSIBLY ... YA KNOWS ... IF YOUSS DON'T WANT KIDS . OUHHOOOOO ... STAY AWAY FROM DA COCK !!!!! YOSSE IS CONFLICTED .. JAIL CAN SOLVE DAT KILLER PIG SLOBS !! YA HEAR !!!

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ofcourse, WHY NOT INVITE "Peta"?

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Haven't you Liberals heard? It's wrong to commit murder. Or do you not see... in the womb a life? Probably not because you have 30 different ways used as contraception while knowingly you could very well be to WEAK to close legs. Have your shit cleaned up before taking up residence here.

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