Abortion bill moves to Texas Senate, setting up final vote as Democrats pledge legal action

  • Article by: CHRIS TOMLINSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 11, 2013 - 3:30 PM

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Senate was poised to cast a final vote on tough new abortion restrictions after a committee approved the measure Thursday, and top Republicans and Democrats acknowledged there is little to stop it from becoming law this time.

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loosebreastsJul. 11, 13 4:07 PM

If this bill passes what is the State of Texas going to do with all of those unwanted mexican anchor babies?

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avejoeconJul. 11, 13 4:40 PM

If you destroy an eagle or developing eagle egg, you get up to 10 yers in jail and up to 250,000 dollar fine. Destroy a human child, you get to go home to do it again a few months later. Anyone else find this senseless?

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eyerolltimeJul. 11, 13 5:03 PM

I predict the 2014 mid-terms aren't going to look as good for the GOP (especially Texas, Ohio, North Carolina, and other "red" states passing these draconian anti-choice laws) as the 2010 mid-terms. This is the kind of nonsense that cost them in 2012 on a national level. Keep it up GOP, legislate yourselves right off the political cliff ... bon voyage!

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omakristyJul. 11, 13 5:45 PM

The light shining on Texas isn't flattering. In their haste to pass this bill, these legislative bodies are failing to assure access to necessary health care services provided to women in Texas. Banning abortion after 20 weeks won't eliminate abortions. It may well cost many women their lives if they resort to seeking the services of unlicensed practitioners. The very centers that may close also offer critical annual examinations, pap smears, mammography, diagnostic services and treatment of womens health issues. This is a sad, short-sighted decision. And it will be contested. As it should be. I mean it.

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Wally_99Jul. 11, 13 6:21 PM

eyerolltime - you have it utterly backwards. Even the low information voters who helped put Obama in office again are going to wake up and realize that their wallets are going to be more empty.

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