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Texas Legislators File Radical 'Fetal Heartbeat' Bill To Ban Abortion After Just Six Weeks


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Cal
- 367 days ago - thinkprogress.org
On Thursday, three Texas Republicans filed a measure that would criminalize abortion services after a fetal heartbeat can be detected -- which typically occurs around six weeks of pregnancy, before many women even know they're pregnant.



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Betsy Bee (1045)
Friday July 19, 2013, 4:51 am
Texas Legislators are always up to NO GOOD.

How could we word a petition demanding that they take longer vacations?

 

Carol H. (229)
Friday July 19, 2013, 5:04 am
noted, thanks Cal
 

Susan Allen (221)
Friday July 19, 2013, 5:22 am
I'm amazed and am in disbelief. Everyday, it gets worse with these absolute nuts. I thought I heard this on the news last night right after I heard that asshat Perry running his mouth about signing the other bill, but I thought it was a joke. Noted and shared.
 

Arielle S. (316)
Friday July 19, 2013, 5:33 am
If this applied only to Republicans, I'd be all for it - we have enough nut cases, thank you. But as it is, all this will do is take women's rights back to the Dark Ages. We females have GOT to stop this now - we fought too long and too hard to go back now.
 

pam w. (191)
Friday July 19, 2013, 6:50 am
Are there no female voters in Texas?
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Friday July 19, 2013, 8:12 am
Thank you! They are evil!
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Friday July 19, 2013, 8:17 am
I guess there are no other problems in Texas. The economy and the environment are perfect so they only have time to terrorize women.
 

Dawn Barler (4)
Friday July 19, 2013, 9:19 am
Texas is one sick state. Think about it all their law makers do is screw the people at ever single turn. VOTE THEM OUT!!!
 

Carol D. (104)
Friday July 19, 2013, 9:28 am
noted thanks
 

Birgit W. (140)
Friday July 19, 2013, 12:52 pm
Most women usually don't realize after six weeks that they are pregnant. So this makes no sense.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Friday July 19, 2013, 12:56 pm
I'm really glad that I don't live in Texas.
 

Dave C. (211)
Friday July 19, 2013, 1:16 pm
concur with what Birgit says, this is just a way to deny any abortions....
 

Janet R. (34)
Friday July 19, 2013, 3:15 pm
There's only 1 thing the women of Texas can do, stop having sex particularly the wives of the disgusting Repugnant legislators who created the bill. If women in Texas stopped having sex, they could get bill passed that they want, just saying....
 

Lona Goudswaard (67)
Friday July 19, 2013, 3:54 pm
It's about time the women in Texas united and put a stop to this. Get these men out of there.
 

Vicky P. (462)
Friday July 19, 2013, 5:03 pm
:/ wow, how nice of them to pass that after all the protesting and telling them not to. They just don't listen
 

Gloria H. (88)
Friday July 19, 2013, 5:14 pm
so, if after the 6 weeks, the heart beat is no longer heard....as when the fetus has died in the womb, can the woman have an abortion to get rid of the remains, or have to carry it through the 9 months. I'm not sure if no heartbeat mean a miscarriage or continued growth...just using it as an example.
What if a tumor was also found saying that the fetus is already growing...what happens then? tumor or fetus?
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Friday July 19, 2013, 6:16 pm
Hey, Texas GOPsters, Y'all have really simply lost it!! No, perhaps that's wrong: Did y'all ever have it?
 

Phillipa W. (199)
Friday July 19, 2013, 6:49 pm
Do these crazies realize that abortion is not just a women's issue but also affects men?
 

Bill and Katie Dresbach (79)
Friday July 19, 2013, 7:25 pm
Texas is a Loves to Mess with the Women in all ways!!
Hope it's the GOP"S family that needs this!!!
Thank You
 

Diane O. (149)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 4:06 am
Believe it or not, there are millions of Americans who do not believe in abortion. They simply believe that it is murder and against their religious beliefs.

 

Lynn Squance (226)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 11:21 pm
Well, keep it going Texas and make Andy Borowitz right! Texas Weighs Ban on Women. Then what would all thosse horny cowboys do?

@ Diane O --- Believe it or not Diane, there are millions of Americans who believe in a woman's RIGHT to choose. They believe in freedom of choice and believe that they should not have to abide by someone else's religious view when it comes to their body. Ever heard of the separation of church and state? It's in the constitution as part of the 1st amendment. Religious beliefs should not be used to establish public policy. The US is not a theocracy yet!
 

Carol Dreeszen (366)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 1:36 am
It's not about Religious views at all..it's about caring about a human life besides the woman's choice. I am glad they passed this bill at least some innocent lives will be saved! I happen to think there are a lot of very selfish women today who do not consider the life of an innocent unborn child and yet will scream bloody murder for anyone who kills an animal! WHAT is wrong with this picture!?
 

Diane O. (149)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 4:09 am
Taking responsibility and using some form of birth control, to me, is a better way.
 

Mari Garcia (51)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 5:23 pm
What the actual f*ck?!
 
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