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Historic Pro-Life Legislation Becomes Law as Planned Parenthood Announces Closing of Three Facilities

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7/18/2013 Austin, TX -- Texas Governor Rick Perry, joined by dozens of Texas legislators Thursday morning, signed House Bill 2 into law.

House Bill 2 raises the standard of care for women in Texas receiving abortions by requiring that all abortion facilities be licensed as ambulatory surgical centers. Additionally, the bill bans abortions after the fifth month of pregnancy. The bill also requires that abortion physicians have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion facility. Finally, House Bill 2 requires that the physician administering abortion-inducing drugs comply with FDA regulations.

Joe Pojman, Ph. D., Executive Director of Texas Alliance for Life said, "This is a historic bill that builds on the successes of previous sessions we have worked hard to achieve. Those include the sonogram law, parental consent and notification laws, defunding planned parenthood, and the Prenatal Protection (personhood)."

Abortion facilities will be required to meet the same safety standards as ambulatory surgical centers beginning September 1, 2014. The remaining provisions of the bill go into effect 91 days after the special session ends.

Shortly after Governor Perry signed House Bill 2 into law Planned Parenthood announced that three facilities will be ending services in late August including; Huntsville; Lufkin; and Bryan abortion facility, Planned Parenthood Center for Choice.

Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast president and CEO, Melaney Linton, cited "an increasingly hostile environment for providers of reproductive health care in undeserved communities," as a reason for the closures.

Joe Pojman, Ph. D., Executive Director of Texas Alliance for Life said, "Passing SB 7 in 2011 is bearing fruit. Shifting millions in tax dollars from Planned Parenthood to providers of comprehensive primary care is causing the abortion giant's empire to crumble. "

Abby Johnson, pro-life advocate and former director of the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Bryan, TX said "This is a historic day for Texas women and the unborn because HB 2 was signed into law, but today is also a personal victory for me because after a lot of hard work and prayer my former abortion facility is finally going to be closing down."



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by on Jul. 19, 2013 at 8:00 AM
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jaxTheMomm
by Platinum Member on Jul. 19, 2013 at 9:28 AM
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It won't improve the standard of care.

But of course, that wasn't the goal.  The goal was to close clinics, and nobody really cares how many women that leaves without vital reproductive health care options.  

What's going to happen is that somebody's going to raise a suit, and the state of Texas will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars defending this bad law.  And it will loose.

But hey, everything's great in Texas, right?  Nothing else more important going on.  No poverty, no teen pregnancies.  We can just go on ahead and hurt women.  It's all good!

denise3680
by Gold Member on Jul. 19, 2013 at 9:30 AM
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Yeah let's let the government take over every aspect of our lives and then Let the right wingers scream government interference in our lives. Could they getanymorehypocritical
lga1965
by on Jul. 19, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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Yup, that's what she always says.
Go figure.....
RME...


Quoting greenie63:

Wait I always thought candle was against the government controlling people's lives. 


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tanyainmizzou
by on Jul. 19, 2013 at 9:34 AM
But their closures have nothing to do with the bill.


Quoting jaxTheMomm:

It won't improve the standard of care.

But of course, that wasn't the goal.  The goal was to close clinics, and nobody really cares how many women that leaves without vital reproductive health care options.  

What's going to happen is that somebody's going to raise a suit, and the state of Texas will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars defending this bad law.  And it will loose.

But hey, everything's great in Texas, right?  Nothing else more important going on.  No poverty, no teen pregnancies.  We can just go on ahead and hurt women.  It's all good!


Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Jul. 19, 2013 at 9:35 AM
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smaller government.. unless it is a woman's girly bits.. then those belong to a bunch of old men. 

romalove
by Roma on Jul. 19, 2013 at 9:38 AM


Quoting tanyainmizzou:

These closing have nothing to do with the current bill that was passed.

Quoting romalove:


The others will.

lovemymini
by Bronze Member on Jul. 19, 2013 at 9:38 AM
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There are lots of clinics that do Pap smears and basic women's care in Texas that are not planned parenthood.  I find it funny that people claim the do more women's services than they do abortions yet they are closing up shop..

Quoting Citygirlk:

This is awesome. So if you need a Pap smear and you don't have a lot of money too bad for you honey, we only care about the unborn. Oh and you say you also need birth control at a good price since you have no insurance well that's toobad, but hey here's the good part at least you can get pregnant with child you can't afford and go on welfare at least untill we decide to limit that too.



candlegal
by Judy on Jul. 19, 2013 at 9:39 AM

oh look, a voice of reason


Quoting lovemymini:


There are lots of clinics that do Pap smears and basic women's care in Texas that are not planned parenthood.  I find it funny that people claim the do more women's services than they do abortions yet they are closing up shop..

Quoting Citygirlk:

This is awesome. So if you need a Pap smear and you don't have a lot of money too bad for you honey, we only care about the unborn. Oh and you say you also need birth control at a good price since you have no insurance well that's toobad, but hey here's the good part at least you can get pregnant with child you can't afford and go on welfare at least untill we decide to limit that too.




lovemymini
by Bronze Member on Jul. 19, 2013 at 9:41 AM
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There are other clinics in Texas that do woman services for low income people other than planned parenthood.. I'm sure people will just utilize the other clinics instead.


Quoting jaxTheMomm:

It won't improve the standard of care.

But of course, that wasn't the goal.  The goal was to close clinics, and nobody really cares how many women that leaves without vital reproductive health care options.  

What's going to happen is that somebody's going to raise a suit, and the state of Texas will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars defending this bad law.  And it will loose.

But hey, everything's great in Texas, right?  Nothing else more important going on.  No poverty, no teen pregnancies.  We can just go on ahead and hurt women.  It's all good!



tanyainmizzou
by on Jul. 19, 2013 at 9:43 AM
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Actually there are not plenty of them in B/CS considering there are almost 55k college students between A&M and Blinn.


Quoting candlegal:

oh look, a voice of reason


Quoting lovemymini:


There are lots of clinics that do Pap smears and basic women's care in Texas that are not planned parenthood.  I find it funny that people claim the do more women's services than they do abortions yet they are closing up shop..


Quoting Citygirlk:

This is awesome. So if you need a Pap smear and you don't have a lot of money too bad for you honey, we only care about the unborn. Oh and you say you also need birth control at a good price since you have no insurance well that's toobad, but hey here's the good part at least you can get pregnant with child you can't afford and go on welfare at least untill we decide to limit that too.






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