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More Anti-Choice Hypocrisy

Posted by on Jul. 10, 2013 at 9:24 AM
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Texas Abortion Bill Author In 2007: No Health Care For Unborn Because 'They're Not Born Yet'

Posted:   |  Updated: 07/10/2013 1:33 am EDT

WASHINGTON -- Texas State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg (R), the author of the radically anti-abortion bill making its way through the Texas Legislature this week, argued for hours on Tuesday that lawmakers should support her bill because of its strong protections for a person's "pre-born life."

The bill, HB 2, responds to "the definite death to the 70,000-plus babies who have been aborted in this state," Laubenberg said during remarks on the House floor. "HB 2 focuses on both the child and the woman."

But back in 2007, she made the case against treating the unborn as people -- at least, when it comes to qualifying for health care services.

During a House debate on an appropriations bill that year, Laubenberg, a staunch conservative, put forward an amendment that would require expectant mothers to wait three months before they could begin receiving prenatal and perinatal care under the Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, a program that helps cover uninsured children in low-income families.

Laubenberg's amendment drew criticism from Democratic Rep. Rafael Anchia, who said the change would mean that more than 95,000 children, in utero, would be kicked out of the CHIP program. As the two sparred over whether that was true -- Anchia cited CHIP data from hospitals, Laubenberg alleged it was "misinformation" -- Anchia asked if Laubenberg recognized those in-utero babies as people.

"You do know, don't you, that these are U.S. citizens?" Anchia asked.

"But they're not born yet," Laubenberg said.

Laubenberg's response drew a look of shock from Democratic Rep. Dawnna Dukes, who could be seen standing next to Anchia during the exchange. Anchia also appeared to relish the moment as he pressed Laubenberg that she was now arguing against treating a fetus as a person. "That's the whole point, see?" Anchia said. "You have an anti-life amendment."

Laubenberg fired back that there is "no one more pro-life" in the House than her, and again said Anchia's data was wrong. Still, something he said must have rattled her because she pulled down her amendment.

"I will be back," Laubenberg said as she prepared to leave the podium. "But right now, out of consideration for the body, I will pull this amendment down."

by on Jul. 10, 2013 at 9:24 AM
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AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on Jul. 10, 2013 at 9:29 AM
Lol.
UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Jul. 10, 2013 at 9:36 AM

Why on earth would she not want mothers to get prenatal care?

Did she give any justification for that?

Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Jul. 10, 2013 at 9:41 AM

lolololol

RandRMomma
by Maya on Jul. 10, 2013 at 9:42 AM
Lmfao
Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Jul. 10, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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Oh dear lord.
momtoscott
by Platinum Member on Jul. 10, 2013 at 9:47 AM

This doesn't surprise me one bit.  

MeAndTommyLee
by Platinum Member on Jul. 10, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Whatever....that makes absolutely no sense at all.

TruthSeeker.
by Milami on Jul. 10, 2013 at 10:43 AM
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Wth? The first three months are the most critical.
LiliM
by on Jul. 10, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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Of course not. You skanky bitches had....gasp....SEX and are now knocked up. WE are not paying for anything during the months you need prenatal.

But you damn sure WILL have that baby....
jaxTheMomm
by Platinum Member on Jul. 10, 2013 at 10:48 AM
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Isn't she the one who doesn't know what a rape kit is?

Yeah, not surprised.

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