Skip to comments.The abortion ban Texas is debating? It already exists in 12 other states.
Posted on 07/06/2013 7:56:59 PM PDT by Lorianne
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.
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This is not about abortion. This is the new way of making law - by anarchy. Let these pimple faced bastards get away with it and that will be the rule of the land (anarchy).
African American democrats don’t seem to be very concerned about protecting the lives of the unborn.
It's the Conservatives most concerned about the tragic genocide that has cost the lives of 13 million blacks. Yet, blacks continue to spurn Conservatives and vote reliably for the party that, decade after decade, slaughters black children in its evil murder mills.
For many years the National Right To Life Committee was urging states not to limit abortions because of Roe v. Wade but this bill does respond to the Gosnell horrors with regulation of abortion clinics which is the actual bite of the bill.
The 20 week “ban” includes many loopholes and according to a fellow Freeper poster nullifies any ban that is implied in it. The House Bill 2 where this legislation started is quoted.
Eternal Vigilance posted this as post 31 in a thread
“The Texas House bill (HB 2) promises to nullify itself, once its restrictions are found to impose an ‘undue burden’ or ‘substantial obstacle’ in the way of ANY pregnant woman in her ability to have an abortion.
In effect, the bill pledges to enable every woman to have an abortion.
(4)restricting elective abortions at or later than 20 weeks post-fertilization, as provided by this Act, does not impose an undue burden or a substantial obstacle on a woman’s ability to have an abortion because:
(A)the woman has adequate time to decide whether to have an abortion in the first 20 weeks after fertilization; and
(B)this Act does not apply to abortions that are necessary to avert the death or substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant woman or abortions that are performed on unborn children with severe fetal abnormalities.
(b)The legislature intends that every application of this statute to every individual woman shall be severable from each other. In the unexpected event that the application of this statute is found to be impose an impermissible undue burden on any pregnant woman or group of pregnant women, the application of the statute to those women shall be severed from the remaining applications of the statute that do not impose an undue burden, and those remaining applications shall remain in force and unaffected, consistent with Section 10 of this Act.”
The 20 week ban appears to be political symbolism, a RINO-NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE attempt to keep religious conservative voters riled up to support business as usual politicians.
The bill was contrived with “undue burden” language out of the Roe v. Wade decision itself. A supporter posted to me that this “ban” would stand up in court. It will apparently because it is not a real ban.
The abortion clinic regulations matter, the 20 week ban is symbolic politics, a wedge issue as Karl Rove would say to get the religious vote riled up for RINO’s.
A state senator from my county in PA who always supported abortion in the first twelve weeks and was called “Pro-Abortion” in voters guides could now theoretically get a “Pro-Life” designation for voting for this kind of bill that passed in many state and the US House.
Since 1973, close to three times as many Blacks have been killed by abortions than by AIDS, violent crimes, accidents, cancer and heart disease combined.
I was going to say, judging from that chart, it would seem that the conventional wisdom is wrong. Yet the amnesty supporters keep tellng us how the conservative values of Hispanics will lead them to vote for Republicans. As we didn’t already have a clear example of how the gibme voters’ demand for gibmes trumps any vague “conservative values” they’re said to have.
what ban? we wish!
It has nothing to do with anarchy. It will be settled in the courts. For example: the AZ 20 week law was overturned by the 9th circuit. I don't know if AZ is appealing.
The GOP big picture strategy from ALEC is to change the 24 weeks to 20 weeks or less in all the states that they control to force the supremes to deal with what may well be a shift in public opinion.
The dems also have a strategy to deal with this. You may want to call it anarchy but it is really about drawing attention to the issue. Texas is a good example because the GOP didn't have the votes to do it in a regular session.
And the dems are not limiting their strategy to abortion, but also contraception. And also voter rights, equal pay, labor rights, environmental rights, etc, etc.
And to speak more broadly, the dems are saying that the GOP is trying to roll back the 20th century.
How ever that may be, it won't be settled by anarchy.
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