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The abortion ban Texas is debating? It already exists in 12 other states.
Washington Post ^ | July 1, 2013 | By Sarah Kliff

Posted on 07/01/2013 4:59:34 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

The Texas Senate will reconvene Monday afternoon to once again take up Senate Bill 5. The measure would, among other things, ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation. While the bill has received nationwide media attention, Texas would not be setting a precedent with its passage. Since 2010, a dozen states have passed similar legislation. You can see them below, in this map:

Nebraska was the first state to pass such legislation in 2010, when it was aiming to push a late-term abortion clinic outside of its state borders. Eleven states have since followed in its footsteps and, if Senate Bill 5 passes, Texas would be the 13th state in the country to do so.

Recent polling suggests that Americans narrowly support banning abortions at 20 weeks, the point in pregnancy that antiabortion advocates say a fetus can experience pain (this claim is disputed). National Journal recently found that 48 percent of Americans agree with these bans, with the highest levels of support coming from Republicans, independents and young people.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abortion; evil; life; moralsbsolutes; prolife; rickperry; texas
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1 posted on 07/01/2013 4:59:34 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

This one will close 37 facilities.
All but five.


2 posted on 07/01/2013 5:11:07 PM PDT by humblegunner (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: Jim Robinson

Despite all the talk about liberal vs conservative states, there’s a lot of variability within both groups.


3 posted on 07/01/2013 5:14:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: humblegunner
"This one will close 37 facilities. All but five.

So says Planned Parenthood,which has a history of wildly inflating numbers (Specifically in Pennsylvania).

4 posted on 07/01/2013 5:28:25 PM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: cookcounty

We’ve seen several close here in Michigan simply by passing laws requiring licenses and doctors to be present during abortions.

You need a license to paint a house or paint fingernails but you didn’t need a license to perform an abortion.

Crazy


5 posted on 07/01/2013 5:32:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Luckily for them, the MSM didn’t give out any details about the “abortion butchers” of Philadelphia or Houston, otherwise there wouldn’t be any.


6 posted on 07/01/2013 5:48:18 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Drug abuse is not a victimless crime ... look at what Obama is doing to the country!)
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To: humblegunner
This one will close 37 facilities.

Only if they don't meet standards. They'll have until September to comply. Plenty of time to meet standards if they so desire.

7 posted on 07/01/2013 5:53:38 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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Odd that 58% of blacks oppose an abortion ban at 20 weeks considering these facts:

The fact is that Conservatives are consistently pro-life. It's a moral absolute without exception. If past history is any guide, sure 90% of those 13-million murdered at abortion mills would have grown up to vote for Democrats and Obama. Nevertheless, since Conservatives take the Ten Commandments seriously, pro-life is pro-life even if it doesn't advance political interests. The core values of being pro-God and pro-life are not negotiable for momentary political expediency.

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

Romans 6:1-2.

8 posted on 07/01/2013 6:08:30 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: al_c

they won’t. they will close shop!


9 posted on 07/01/2013 6:13:10 PM PDT by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: re_nortex

I recently tried pointing out to a 25 year old woman that approximately 1/3 of her generation was aborted. Her response? “The world is terribly overpopulated but thank you for you attempt at pathos.”


10 posted on 07/01/2013 6:14:05 PM PDT by Catmom
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To: cripplecreek
You need a license to paint a house or paint fingernails but you didn’t need a license to perform an abortion.

Painting houses and finger nails are work; murdering babies is some people's idea of fun.

11 posted on 07/01/2013 6:26:36 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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very interesting that overall, there’s a 4 pt margin in support of the ban and the post describes it that Americans narrowly support it. I wonder if they’ve ever said Obama narrowly defeated Romney, given he had the same 4 pt margin.

also interesting is that women are ore supportive than men

where are all the gop elites seizing on this as a winning issue to pursue


12 posted on 07/01/2013 6:28:48 PM PDT by jeltz25
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This one will close 37 facilities. All but five.

Since you two are a heck of lot more politically shrewd than I am, I'll go just ahead and ask what may be a naive question. Could Governor Rick Perry just go ahead an issue an executive order to make this much-needed abortion ban a reality?

Frankly I see no need for the taxpayers to pay a cent for further debate on the matter. Abortion is murder. Period. There's no need for a debate or a vote on that which is self-evident.

13 posted on 07/01/2013 6:30:52 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Halls

By choice only. And then they’ll blame the big, bad GOP. All this instead of making their facilities safe.


14 posted on 07/01/2013 6:41:02 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Jim Robinson
The Texas Senate will reconvene Monday afternoon to once again take up Senate Bill 5.

They should pick up where they left off and go straight to the vote.
Blindside the mob - just git 'er done.

15 posted on 07/01/2013 6:45:17 PM PDT by grobdriver
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To: Jim Robinson

As far as I can remember...

Nebraska passed the first 20-week limit, then Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, Alabama have followed.

Also Louisiana and North Dakota.

Add your state to this list...


16 posted on 07/01/2013 7:46:44 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: re_nortex

17 posted on 07/01/2013 7:49:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: cripplecreek
We’ve seen several close here in Michigan simply by passing laws requiring licenses and doctors to be present during abortions.

You need a license to paint a house or paint fingernails but you didn’t need a license to perform an abortion.

Crazy

Roe vs Wade established rights of the woman whether we agree with those rights or not. However those rights never applied to the abortion providers. They were always subject to laws and regulations. I don't understand why action wasn't taken to limit them sooner.

18 posted on 07/01/2013 8:02:50 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Catmom

She’s been brainwashed very well.


19 posted on 07/02/2013 5:33:28 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Jim Robinson

Even in liberal CA, if you have a miscarriage at 20 weeks you have to get a death certificate.

So why are people balking at this?


20 posted on 07/02/2013 6:16:12 AM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.)
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So why are people balking at this?

The usual reasons. $$$$$, power and influence.

21 posted on 07/02/2013 6:19:55 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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