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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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FaithIHave
by on Jul. 19, 2013 at 10:20 AM
Were the clinics given the option of staying open if they complied?
yourspecialkid
by Platinum Member on Jul. 19, 2013 at 10:20 AM
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Quoting tanyainmizzou:

The Bryan and Huntsville ones are a shame to close because the Bryan one does abortions twice a month and the Huntsville one doesn't do them at all.

The Bryan one, which I used to drive by several times a week, served 1000's of college students with cheap BC. It was cheaper to go there for it than campus' Quack Shack.

Same thing in Huntsville. It serves not only women, but men could get tested for an STD without mommy and daddy knowing.

 It makes you wonder if they are taking a "make it hurt" approach in choosing which ones to close.  The clinic doing the abortions could either comply or stop doing them...while still serving the real need in the community...and the other one..why close a clinic that isn't doing abortions to begin with?

 

tanyainmizzou
by on Jul. 19, 2013 at 10:24 AM
These closures have nothing to do with the bill just passed.

They are closing due to a huge drop in their numbers of patients because of the 2011 bill not allowing them to accept clients that are being provided for by the state.

I am thinking they went public with it now to drum up more donations.


Quoting yourspecialkid:

 


Quoting tanyainmizzou:

The Bryan and Huntsville ones are a shame to close because the Bryan one does abortions twice a month and the Huntsville one doesn't do them at all.

The Bryan one, which I used to drive by several times a week, served 1000's of college students with cheap BC. It was cheaper to go there for it than campus' Quack Shack.

Same thing in Huntsville. It serves not only women, but men could get tested for an STD without mommy and daddy knowing.

 It makes you wonder if they are taking a "make it hurt" approach in choosing which ones to close.  The clinic doing the abortions could either comply or stop doing them...while still serving the real need in the community...and the other one..why close a clinic that isn't doing abortions to begin with?


 


tanyainmizzou
by on Jul. 19, 2013 at 10:25 AM
It has nothing to do with the bill just passed.


Quoting FaithIHave:

Were the clinics given the option of staying open if they complied?

blondekosmic15
by on Jul. 19, 2013 at 10:27 AM

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

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lovemymini
by Bronze Member on Jul. 19, 2013 at 10:30 AM


Maybe try here:

1651 Rock Prairie Rd #102, College Station
more information.

regardless of who you are people will always find a way to get what they want.  If that means asking for a ride, going to a church and asking for help etc.  there are other resources and you should be willing to try anything.
Quoting tanyainmizzou:

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.


















LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Jul. 19, 2013 at 10:34 AM
Can't wait to start seeing stories about dead women on the local news. Yes, what a day this is to celebrate.
littlelamb303
by Bronze Member on Jul. 19, 2013 at 10:34 AM
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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.



I live in NY. My premiums are at 1000 a month now, and they will be going down because of the new health laws. Before, my premiums were going through the roof, and they starting going up long before Obama was on the radar(for many reasons including private company GREED and the uninsured we, as tax payers, PAY when they use the ERs for their health care). So, yes, the new rules will be affecting us, here in NY, in a positive way.
littlelamb303
by Bronze Member on Jul. 19, 2013 at 10:36 AM
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There should be NO celebrating.  While I am pro choice(in the early weeks)this is not going to ever stop women from having abortions.  That is something that those who are anti abortion will never understand.

Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Jul. 19, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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Looked it up. Some of the prices are on the clinic sites. Not all of them though

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.






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