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Texas Governor Rick Perry Signs Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions
life news ^ | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 07/18/2013 10:25:32 AM PDT by Morgana

Governor Rick Perry of Texas today signed the ban on late-term abortions into law at a bill signing ceremony. The signing came after weeks of debate in the state legislature and passage of the bill despite an unruly pro-abortion mob.

“Today’s signing builds on our continued commitment to protecting life for more than a decade. This is an important day for those who support life and the health of women in Texas,” Perry said. “Signing HB2 further solidifies the foundation on which the culture of in Texas is built.”

“HB2 brings improvements to the quality of care women receive,” Perry added. “HB2 protects unborn babies after the fifth month of pregnancy.”requires a doctor providing abortions to secure admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, and lastly, requires a doctor to personally administer the abortion-inducing drugs to the patient.

After a day filled with pro-abortion threats, pro-life people hiding in secure areas of the capitol fearing for their safety and protestors disrupting the Senate proceedings, democracy finally prevailed. Members of the state Senate approved the bill to ban late-term abortions on a 19-11 margin on second reading. The chamber then approved the bill in third reading by the same 19-11 vote.

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today in support of Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s signing

“Governor Rick Perry and the Texas legislature have done what they were elected to do, that is, safeguard the well-being of Texans. The new law Governor Perry signs today will advance the protection of women from the unscrupulous practices of abortionists, and the protection of children from the deadly weapons of those same abortionists. Those who were so vociferous in their opposition to this law are on the wrong side of morality and of history,” he told LifeNews.

He added: “We at Priests for Life will continue to expose the horrors committed by Texas abortionists like Douglas Karpen. This law will make that task much easier.”

Leading pro-life activists from Texas Right to Life and former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson attended the ceremony and tweeted pictures from it.

After the House voted, Perry issued a statement saying: “The tremendous outpouring of support for this legislation has demonstrated how Texas stands for life, and I commend everyone who wore blue, turned out and spoke up in support of life in our state. Now is not the time to waver, however, as the Senate continues its important work in support of women’s health and protecting the lives of our most vulnerable Texans.”

Perry issued a call for a special session of the Texas legislature to pass the bill that a pro-abortion mob prevented the legislature from passing last week.“I am calling the Legislature back into session because too much important work remains undone for the people of Texas. Through their duly elected representatives, the citizens of our state have made crystal clear their priorities for our great state,” Perry said.

“Texans value life and want to protect women and the unborn. Texans want a transportation system that keeps them moving. Texans want a court system that is fair and just. We will not allow the breakdown of decorum and decency to prevent us from doing what the people of this state hired us to do.”

The last attempt to pass the bill was halted in the state Senate with a pro-abortion filibuster but state Sen. Wendy Davis said she would not filibuster the bill a second time.

A recent national poll by The Polling Company found that, after being informed that there is scientific evidence that unborn children are capable of feeling pain at least by 20 weeks, 64% would support a law banning abortion after 20 weeks, unless the mother’s life was in danger. Only 30% said they would oppose such a law. Polling from Texas also shows support for the legislation.

Even a Huffington Post poll found a majority of Americans support banning late abortions — on a 2-1 margin.

The bill relies on the science of fetal pain to establish a Constitutional reason for Congress to ban abortions late in pregnancy.

The science behind the concept of fetal pain is fully established and Dr. Steven Zielinski, an internal medicine physician from Oregon, is one of the leading researchers into it. He first published reports in the 1980s to validate research showing evidence for it. He has testified before Congress that an unborn child could feel pain at “eight-and-a-half weeks and possibly earlier” and that a baby before birth “under the right circumstances, is capable of crying.”

He and his colleagues Dr. Vincent J. Collins and Thomas J. Marzen were the top researchers to point to fetal pain decades ago. Collins, before his death, was Professor of Anesthesiology at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois and author of Principles of Anesthesiology, one of the leading medical texts on the control of pain.

“The functioning neurological structures necessary to suffer pain are developed early in a child’s development in the womb,” they wrote. “Functioning neurological structures necessary for pain sensation are in place as early as 8 weeks, but certainly by 13 1/2 weeks of gestation. Sensory nerves, including nociceptors, reach the skin of the fetus before the 9th week of gestation. The first detectable brain activity occurs in the thalamus between the 8th and 10th weeks. The movement of electrical impulses through the neural fibers and spinal column takes place between 8 and 9 weeks gestation. By 13 1/2 weeks, the entire sensory nervous system functions as a whole in all parts of the body,” they continued.

With Zielinski and his colleagues the first to provide the scientific basis for the concept of fetal pain, Dr. Kanwaljeet Anand of the University of Arkansas Medical Center has provided further research to substantiate their work.

“The neural pathways are present for pain to be experienced quite early by unborn babies,” explains Steven Calvin, M.D., perinatologist, chair of the Program in Human Rights Medicine, University of Minnesota, where he teaches obstetrics.

Dr. Colleen A. Malloy, Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology at Northwestern University in her testimony before the House Judiciary Committee in May 2012 said, “[w]hen we speak of infants at 22 weeks LMP [Note: this is 20 weeks post fertilization], for example, we no longer have to rely solely on inferences or ultrasound imagery, because such premature patients are kicking, moving, reacting, and developing right before our eyes in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.”

“In today’s medical arena, we resuscitate patients at this age and are able to witness their ex-utero growth and development. Medical advancement and technology have enabled us to improve our ability to care for these infants…In fact, standard of care for neonatal intensive care units requires attention to and treatment of neonatal pain,” Dr. Malloy testified.

She continued, “[t]hus, the difference between fetal and neonatal pain is simply the locale in which the pain occurs. The receiver’s experience of the pain is the same. I could never imagine subjecting my tiny patients to horrific procedures such as those that involve limb detachment or cardiac injection.”

This week, a pro-abortion activist had to be removed from a hearing and another read a disgusting poem to legislators equating her vagina to a gun.

The protesters at the Texas capitol have exploited children by making them hold signs supporting their protest against a ban on late-term abortions. Today the Internet is abuzz with shock and disgust over another sign, along with a video showing abortion activists chanting Hail Satan.

Meanwhile, a little girl is shown in a picture along with pro-abortion protestors holding a sign saying, “If I wanted the government in my womb, I’d f— a senator.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abortion; prolife; texas

1 posted on 07/18/2013 10:25:32 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Keep chanting “Hail Satan”. That is sure to win people over. Schmucks.


2 posted on 07/18/2013 10:30:03 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: Morgana

I wonder how long until some left wing judge blocks then overturns it as unconstitutional.


3 posted on 07/18/2013 10:33:26 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

Tomorrow?


4 posted on 07/18/2013 10:36:12 AM PDT by ebersole
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To: Morgana

It’s a long way from what should happen: retroactive execution of all abortion industry workers and imprisonment and haranguing of everyone who supports abortion by words or votes. It’s a long way, I say, but I’ll take it!


5 posted on 07/18/2013 10:42:39 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: ebersole

Heh.

Well I have to be honest and say I was not expecting it to be that soon, but come to think of it, I really would not be surprised at all if that happened.


6 posted on 07/18/2013 10:43:52 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Morgana

God Bless Governor Perry!


7 posted on 07/18/2013 10:44:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Morgana

Thank you Governor Perry!


8 posted on 07/18/2013 10:55:52 AM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: Morgana

Right on Mr. Perry. you get my vote if there’s a next time.


9 posted on 07/18/2013 11:10:34 AM PDT by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: Morgana

God bless you Governor!


10 posted on 07/18/2013 11:11:51 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Morgana

A Rat appointed Federal judge will strike it down within 5 minutes of the case having reached his/her/its desk.


11 posted on 07/18/2013 11:12:38 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: ThomasMore

A point of light in a cloud of human darkness.


12 posted on 07/18/2013 11:20:08 AM PDT by uscga77 (the truth remains)
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To: Morgana

Our God is mightier then your satan!


13 posted on 07/18/2013 11:39:30 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Morgana
Meanwhile, a little girl is shown in a picture along with pro-abortion protestors holding a sign saying, “If I wanted the government in my womb, I’d f— a senator.”

And many of the democrat senators would love to take her up on that. (The rest of the democrat senators would prefer little boys)

14 posted on 07/18/2013 11:42:42 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Morgana

Militant fang-tooth feminazis are not happy. They are mean, backstabbing and valueless.


15 posted on 07/18/2013 11:48:20 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: chris37
I wonder how long until some left wing judge blocks then overturns it as unconstitutional.

First up, the pro-death morons file suit and get some looney judge to put a stay on implementing the law.

Then we begin the long, drawn out process through the courts.

I hate to say this but it may be years before the fruits of this law are felt.

16 posted on 07/18/2013 12:18:32 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: Morgana
Meanwhile, a little girl is shown in a picture along with pro-abortion protestors holding a sign saying, “If I wanted the government in my womb, I’d f— a senator.”

That girl can't be older than ten. Leftists like these need to be exterminated. NOW! There I said it.

In the meantime I'd rather just believe that it was photo-shopped. Easier to get through the work day without depression.
17 posted on 07/18/2013 1:30:54 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Our God is mightier then your satan!

That picture with the kids probably proves that Satan is all powerful. God doesn't do much these days. Just sayin...
18 posted on 07/18/2013 1:31:44 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Morgana
Meanwhile, a little girl

is shown in a picture along with pro-abortion protestors holding a sign saying, “If I wanted the government in my womb, I’d f— a senator.”

Child abuse

Irresponsible parents

19 posted on 07/18/2013 3:33:10 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Wanderer99

He will in the end to those who believe, believe not when things are good but when things are bad.


20 posted on 07/18/2013 3:53:06 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: hattend

Good job, TEXAS, and Governor Perry, for your principled stand against evil.


21 posted on 07/20/2013 4:21:12 AM PDT by YepYep (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up. --Sarah Palin)
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