Trying to kill legal abortion in Texas

I wish I understood the strategy behind pushing legislation that the majority of Texans oppose:

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Democrats are stalling the passage of new abortion restrictions by not arriving in time for the resumption of a House session to approve the proposed law.

After debating Senate Bill 5 until 3:30 a.m. Monday, the Democratic minority didn’t show up by 6:46 a.m. when the House was scheduled to reconvene.

Without the Democrats, the House cannot reach a quorum to approve the bill.

The measure would ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy, require doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and limit abortions to surgical centers.

Supporters say the bill would improve women’s health care. Opponents warn it would shut down 37 out of 42 abortion clinics in the state.

The bill still must go to the Senate, where Democrats hope to filibuster it Tuesday.

But don’t worry, women. If you get raped, a rape kit will clean you out and keep you from getting pregnant!

2 thoughts on “Trying to kill legal abortion in Texas

  1. Cenk Uygur answered the question in “cable news is dying.” The base of the Rebublican Party are old, white, evangelical, free market Capitalist, anti-abortionists. To say that they are a dying breed is to state the obvious.

  2. I think they are alive and well as evidenced by their wins at the polls. They are raising them, and multiplying in great numbers right in front of you.

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