Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Abortion Bill Hearing Today

House State Affairs Committee, 3:30 PM, July 2, 2013, in E2.030
Click here for live broadcast.

 In case you aren't up to speed on this, abortion legislation is one of three issues that will be tackled in the second Special Session.  House Bill 2 and Senate Bill 1 would ban most abortions after 20 weeks gestation, require abortion facilities to adhere to the same medical standards as ambulatory surgical centers, and insure that RU-486 prescriptions comply with FDA guidelines.  These measures passed during the 1st Special Session, but the final vote in the Senate came 3 minutes too late due to the noise from the mob in the gallery. 

Although most Americans and a majority of Texans support these measures, the abortion industry has been sending in activists from outside the State and even hiring protesters on Craigslist to attempt to disrupt the proceedings.  Real Texans are encouraged to attend the various hearings wearing blue, to call their respective state legislators, and participate in online activism using the hashtag #stand4life. 

Despite the howling from the abortion industry, Texans should note that 12 other states have already passed a 20 week ban.  Furthermore, most European nations ban abortions after 12 weeks.  So this isn't exactly draconian.  What might be draconian is dismembering a viable human being who happens to be inconvenient. 

Baby born alive at 21 weeks.
If you can't be at the hearing, please take a moment to contact your representative (click here,) and pray for the safety of all those involved. 

Will post information on other hearings soon. 

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