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Perry pushes abortion limit December 17, 2012

Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, Basics, contraception, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, sadness, sickness, Society.
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Governor Rick Perry announced plans to ask the state legislator to ban abortions beyond 20 weeks based on fetal pain considerations.  In reality, I imagine babies can feel pain far before that, but it’s a step:

Gov. Rick Perry threw his support Tuesday behind legislation that would ban abortion in Texas after 20 weeks, the perrypoint at which he and other anti-abortion activists say a fetus can feel pain.

The Legislature, which will convene Jan. 8 for a 140-day session that occurs every two years, will also consider a bill that would require physicians who perform abortions to have an agreement with a nearby hospital, allowing them to admit a patient in case of an emergency, Perry said.

…..The proposed bill, however, should have widespread support in Texas’ largely Republican Legislature, which passed several laws in its 2011 session that made it more difficult to get an abortion, including a law that requires women to have a sonogram before going ahead with the procedure and putting in place a 24-hour waiting period between the time she sees a doctor and has the abortion.If the bill becomes law, Texas would become the 10th state to ban abortions after 20 weeks. Although some scientists have reported that fetuses have sufficient nerve development to feel pain at 20 weeks of development, a study by the Journal of the American Medical Association published in 2005 found “evidence regarding the capacity for fetal pain is limited but indicates that fetal perception of pain is unlikely before the third trimester.” [Please, the American Medical Association is so bound up in leftist groupthink I don’t trust a thing they say anymore. They are a thoroughly politicized groups which many doctors resent having to be a part of in order to practice in many locales]

The measure abortion opponents support would shorten a woman’s window for having an abortion in Texas by seven weeks; current Texas law prohibits abortions during the third trimester unless the health or life of the mother is at stake or if there are fetal abnormalities. 01103

Unfortunately, those exceptions are wide enough to drive a truck through.  There are many unscrupulous doctors out there who will sign a statement that a woman has a medical necessity for an abortion where no real necessity exists.

But, again, this is a step.  Not a step that’s going to have a big impact on the number of babies killed by abortion, but a step to further limit abortion and make it a far less convenient form of birth control.

There was another quote in the article, about Planned Barrenhood launching yet another lawsuit against the state in order to get that pro-abort nightmare reinstated on the diabolical Women’s Free Contraception Health Program, that I thought merited some comment:

“There is no denying that Gov. Perry and the state Legislature’s unprecedented and unrelenting assaults on women’s reproductive rights in 2011 are causing hardship for women in Texas every single day,” Bebe Anderson, the director of the legal program at the Center for Reproductive Rights, said in a statement.

No word from Ms. Anderson regarding the hardship abortion causes tens of thousands of Texas infants every year.  They, as always, could not be reached for comment from their state of limbo.
What a schizophrenic culture we live in.  Since the left has seen fit to use the recent atrocity committed in Connecticutt as a vehicle to advance their agenda, I’ll briefly do the same.  As terrible as this horrific, murderous attack was, and it is heart-breaking to read about the deaths of almost two dozen young children and to consider the bereavement of their families, the nightmare of abortion takes that many kids in less time than it has taken me to write this update.  We murder children with wild, reckless, thoughtless abandon in this culture, and we call it “choice.”  It’s disingenuous in the extreme for those on the progressive side suddenly proclaiming this great concern for human life (so they can try yet another fruitless attempt to “ban guns”), while at the same time these people have absolutely no problem with the deaths of millions of babies a year around the world so that people can copulate without “being punished with a baby.”  But that’s where we’re at. I pray for those families affected, and for the little children, but I also pray for conversion of this culture so we can see the murder of EVERY child as a hideous tragedy, as opposed to saving our concern for that 2/3 of children who survive gestation.

Comments

1. Raul De La Garza III (@raul_delagarza) - December 18, 2012

A good step taken by our governor. I applaud any good act taken to reduce and/or eliminate this modern day holocaust.

2. Elizabeth - December 18, 2012

God bless Gov. Perry for this. Yikes, that’s 5 months though! Still, it’s a step.


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