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(Bell County) February 20, 2011, 9:52 am
This is a totally personal matter and the Government has absolutely no business one way or the other in these decisions.
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(Dallas County) February 18, 2011, 9:31 am
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...
(Travis County) February 17, 2011, 4:04 pm
Texas Tribune: Abortion Sonogram passes the Senate
(Hays County) February 17, 2011, 2:53 pm
Much respect for Sen. Lucio sticking to his values
(Travis County) February 17, 2011, 2:48 pm
The bill is onto the House, where I hope that it will be strengthened.
(Dallas County) February 17, 2011, 2:40 pm
Seriously, how is the pregnancy confirmed, particularly the age of fetus, if there is no sonogram?
(Travis County) February 17, 2011, 2:39 pm
Passed to third reading (Vote Y: 21 / N: 10)
(Hays County) February 17, 2011, 2:27 pm
Did Sen Lucio just say 50,000,000 abortions since Roe vs. Wade?
(Hays County) February 17, 2011, 2:16 pm
@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.
(Dallas County) February 17, 2011, 2:05 pm
Why is Wendy Davis saying "heart auscultation" instead of "heart beat?" Is heart beat too humanizing?
(Dallas County) February 17, 2011, 1:53 pm
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.
(Harris County) February 16, 2011, 8:52 am
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.
(Bastrop County) February 12, 2011, 8:58 pm
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.
(Travis County) February 10, 2011, 12:50 pm
The Texas Tribune : For Texas Senate Dems, Abortion Bill Reveals Split.
(Travis County) February 10, 2011, 12:39 pm
Voted favorably from committee as substituted Senate State Affairs (2/9/11)
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