As you may know, the Texas Senate was unable to pass Senate Bill 5 (SB 5) during the last special legislative session. Texas bill SB 5 deals with regulating abortion procedures, providers, and facilities. For example, it includes these items:
An abortion could not be performed or induced if a physician determined that the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child was 20 weeks or greater.
Beginning September 1, 2014, the minimum standards for an abortion facility would be equivalent to those for an ambulatory surgical center.
The bill would prohibit anyone other than a physician from giving, selling, dispensing, administering, or prescribing an abortion-inducing drug to a pregnant woman.
The bill would adopt legislative findings that substantial medical evidence recognizes that an unborn child is capable of experiencing pain by not later than 20 weeks after fertilization and the state has a compelling interest in protecting the lives of those unborn children.
The bill would not affect the ability of a woman who became pregnant due to rape or incest from having an abortion.
You can click on this website to read the details of Texas SB 5.
Upon hearing about the rude behavior of abortion supporters attending the last Texas special legislative session (which interfered with the Senate vote procedure), I received this note from a Texas grandmother:
“Women know how to prevent pregnancy! To stop abortions is to stop killing babies. They (babies) can’t speak or defend themselves. (Stopping abortions) isn’t stopping women’s’ rights; it’s for the babies. What about the rights of a baby?”
If you agree with the passage of SB 5, will you join me in contacting your Texas State Senator?
Click on the following link to get the name and phone number of your Senator and make a call:
Remember to be respectful and polite when asking for your representative to vote in favor of SB 5 during the next Texas legislative session.
I look forward to hearing how your representative responded to your call.
Thursday, 27 June 2013
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