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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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Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Jul. 19, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Because they offer the morning after pill.. or they offer check up services for after an abortion (they may not offer the abortion themselves though) 

Plus, they are cheaper than the clinics in Texas... 

The clinics in Texas charge anywhere from 50-100$ for STD tests

PP charges at most (in Texas) 45$



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.




candlegal
by Judy on Jul. 19, 2013 at 9:54 AM

How do you know?    :)  $50 is only $5.00 over $45.  They probably have legitimate doctors at the clinics, have to pay them more.

Quoting Sekirei:

Because they offer the morning after pill.. or they offer check up services for after an abortion (they may not offer the abortion themselves though) 

Plus, they are cheaper than the clinics in Texas... 

The clinics in Texas charge anywhere from 50-100$ for STD tests

PP charges at most (in Texas) 45$



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.





tanyainmizzou
by on Jul. 19, 2013 at 9:56 AM
They averaged 25 dollars in Bryan. Other places are twice that.


Quoting candlegal:

How do you know?    :)  $50 is only $5.00 over $45.  They probably have legitimate doctors at the clinics, have to pay them more.

Quoting Sekirei:

Because they offer the morning after pill.. or they offer check up services for after an abortion (they may not offer the abortion themselves though) 

Plus, they are cheaper than the clinics in Texas... 

The clinics in Texas charge anywhere from 50-100$ for STD tests

PP charges at most (in Texas) 45$



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.







Citygirlk
by Gold Member on Jul. 19, 2013 at 9:56 AM

two of the three clinics closing do not provide abortions. 

Quoting candlegal:

Maybe Obamacare will take care of it for them.  Oh, that's right, thats not working out too well either, is it?    Texas has plenty of clinics that don't do abortions.  They won't have a problem.

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 10:00 AM
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Not always, you just have to look.  Either way that's not much more expensive, plus there are free clinics too.  You all are just to busy looking at the bad in this when there are valid alternatives.

Quoting Sekirei:

Because they offer the morning after pill.. or they offer check up services for after an abortion (they may not offer the abortion themselves though) 

Plus, they are cheaper than the clinics in Texas... 

The clinics in Texas charge anywhere from 50-100$ for STD tests

PP charges at most (in Texas) 45$



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.






candlegal
by Judy on Jul. 19, 2013 at 10:02 AM

If you say so, do you have proof of that.   Maybe they are just flat out not safe places to go.

Quoting Citygirlk:

two of the three clinics closing do not provide abortions. 

Quoting candlegal:

Maybe Obamacare will take care of it for them.  Oh, that's right, thats not working out too well either, is it?    Texas has plenty of clinics that don't do abortions.  They won't have a problem.

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.




tanyainmizzou
by on Jul. 19, 2013 at 10:03 AM
You really think their are plenty of free clinics in BCS and Huntsville?


Hahahahahaha


Quoting lovemymini:


Not always, you just have to look.  Either way that's not much more expensive, plus there are free clinics too.  You all are just to busy looking at the bad in this when there are valid alternatives.


Quoting Sekirei:

Because they offer the morning after pill.. or they offer check up services for after an abortion (they may not offer the abortion themselves though) 

Plus, they are cheaper than the clinics in Texas... 

The clinics in Texas charge anywhere from 50-100$ for STD tests

PP charges at most (in Texas) 45$



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.









tanyainmizzou
by on Jul. 19, 2013 at 10:03 AM
It is not if you say so. It is a fact.

I am mobile so I can't link the story from The Eagle, the local paper of Bryan. However, you can look upthe services they perform.

Bryan is the only one that does it.


Quoting candlegal:If you say so, do you have proof of that.   Maybe they are just flat out not safe places to go.Quoting Citygirlk:two of the three clinics closing do not provide abortions. Quoting candlegal:Maybe Obamacare will take care of it for them.  Oh, that's right, thats not working out too well either, is it?    Texas has plenty of clinics that don't do abortions.  They won't have a problem.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 10:09 AM


Maybe, maybe not. I'm not from Huntsville or Bryan.  I do know that they are driving distance to Houston which is one of the biggest cities in Texas which will have plenty of health services for the low income.

Quoting tanyainmizzou:

You really think their are plenty of free clinics in BCS and Huntsville?


Hahahahahaha


Quoting lovemymini:


Not always, you just have to look.  Either way that's not much more expensive, plus there are free clinics too.  You all are just to busy looking at the bad in this when there are valid alternatives.


Quoting Sekirei:

Because they offer the morning after pill.. or they offer check up services for after an abortion (they may not offer the abortion themselves though) 

Plus, they are cheaper than the clinics in Texas... 

The clinics in Texas charge anywhere from 50-100$ for STD tests

PP charges at most (in Texas) 45$



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.











tanyainmizzou
by on Jul. 19, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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So you expect women poor enough to need PP to drive 90 plus miles to Houston from Bryan? That is simple.


This clinic provided a much needed service to the area


Quoting lovemymini:


Maybe, maybe not. I'm not from Huntsville or Bryan.  I do know that they are driving distance to Houston which is one of the biggest cities in Texas which will have plenty of health services for the low income.


Quoting tanyainmizzou:

You really think their are plenty of free clinics in BCS and Huntsville?





Hahahahahaha





Quoting lovemymini:


Not always, you just have to look.  Either way that's not much more expensive, plus there are free clinics too.  You all are just to busy looking at the bad in this when there are valid alternatives.



Quoting Sekirei:

Because they offer the morning after pill.. or they offer check up services for after an abortion (they may not offer the abortion themselves though) 

Plus, they are cheaper than the clinics in Texas... 

The clinics in Texas charge anywhere from 50-100$ for STD tests

PP charges at most (in Texas) 45$



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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