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Relating to informed consent to an abortion. Read & Follow the Bill
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Govoutofmybusiness
(Bell County) February 20, 2011, 9:52 am report abuse
This is a totally personal matter and the Government has absolutely no business one way or the other in these decisions.
The Future of TX
(Dallas County) February 18, 2011, 9:31 am Thumbs Down report abuse
Thank you Mr. Smith. I believe this additional step is cruel especially for those women who did not want to go through the process but after that painful soul searching had to. I agree with Olga as well. Focus on the children who were born and are hungry and in poverty...
Backmic Update
(Travis County) February 17, 2011, 4:04 pm report abuse
ImaHogg
(Hays County) February 17, 2011, 2:53 pm Thumbs Up report abuse
Much respect for Sen. Lucio sticking to his values
dcase
(Travis County) February 17, 2011, 2:48 pm Thumbs Up report abuse
The bill is onto the House, where I hope that it will be strengthened.
GusLechat
(Dallas County) February 17, 2011, 2:40 pm report abuse
Seriously, how is the pregnancy confirmed, particularly the age of fetus, if there is no sonogram?
Backmic Alert
(Travis County) February 17, 2011, 2:39 pm report abuse
Passed to third reading (Vote Y: 21 / N: 10)
NewTexan
(Hays County) February 17, 2011, 2:27 pm Thumbs Up report abuse
Did Sen Lucio just say 50,000,000 abortions since Roe vs. Wade?
ImaHogg
(Hays County) February 17, 2011, 2:16 pm Thumbs Up report abuse
@GusLechat - Excellent point. It seems like quality care would require a sonogram. However, I'm not a doctor...but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.
GusLechat
(Dallas County) February 17, 2011, 2:05 pm report abuse
Why is Wendy Davis saying "heart auscultation" instead of "heart beat?" Is heart beat too humanizing?
GusLechat
(Dallas County) February 17, 2011, 1:53 pm report abuse
I'm quite shocked that doctors aren't already required to do a sonogram before an abortion is performed to protect the patient's heath. This seems like a common-sense thing and not asking too much of a woman before making such a significant medical decision.
Olga
(Harris County) February 16, 2011, 8:52 am Thumbs Down report abuse
The federal government should stay out of health care is the cry and yet Texas government should take its place by interfering in a woman's decision? Seems to me that Dan Patrick gives a high priority to unborn children instead of those needy children living in poverty who need health care.
Mr.Smith
(Bastrop County) February 12, 2011, 8:58 pm Thumbs Down report abuse
I'm conservative, Christian and normally throw my lot in with those on the right. This bill, however, is just too pervasive (and, arguably, invasive). Yes, there are a great many woman who choose to end a pregnancy because it will inconvenience them. A horrible tragedy and indicative of a general lack of morality that is growing in our culture. However, there are also many cases of couples who come to the decision to end a pregnancy after much painful soul searching. This bill is rock salt in those wounds.
Backmic Alert
(Travis County) February 10, 2011, 12:50 pm report abuse
The Texas Tribune : For Texas Senate Dems, Abortion Bill Reveals Split.

http://www.texastribune.org/texas-politics/texas-political-news/for-texas-senate-dems-abortion-bill-reveals-split/
Backmic Update
(Travis County) February 10, 2011, 12:39 pm report abuse
Voted favorably from committee as substituted Senate State Affairs (2/9/11)
 
 
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