Regulation of Texas abortion procedures, providers, facilities.

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.

http://www.hro.house.state.tx.us/pdf/ba831/sb0005.pdf#navpanes=0

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:

http://www.legis.state.tx.us/Home.aspx

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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Religious Freedom Denied U.S. Military Members

Yesterday, Mathew D. Staver, Founder and Chairman of the Liberty Counsel, sent out an alert calling for the Senate to pass the Religious Liberties Amendment as proposed by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), amending the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Here are some of Mr. Staver’s comments…

Every uniformed military serviceman recites an oath that contains these time-honored words…

“I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the             United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States… “

But what happens when the orders of the President, the Commander-In-Chief of our Armed Forces, conflict with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?

That is exactly what is taking place right now within the ranks of our military.  In overt demonstrations of religious persecution, the First Amendment Rights of our military personnel are being targeted by restricting their rights to free speech and free exercise of religion.

Presently, our nation has entered a full-blown constitutional crisis. If the Administration has their way, it will be illegal for a soldier to have a Bible sitting on his or her desk.

Representative John Fleming (R-LA), the author of the Religious Liberties Amendment which passed in the House of Representatives, cited to reporter Todd Starnes of Fox News numerous incidents in which the religious liberties of servicemen and women were blatantly undermined…

(1)  An Air Force officer was told to remove a Bible from his desk because it might give the impression he was endorsing a religion. He said there are other reports of Christian service members and chaplains being punished for their faith.

(2)  The Air Force censored a video created by a chaplain because it included the word “God.” Air Force commanders feared the word might offend Muslims and atheists.

(3)  An enlisted service member received a career-ending punishment for sending personal invitations to his promotion party which mentioned that he would be providing Chick-fil-A sandwiches due to his respect for the Defense of Marriage Act.

After the Religious Liberties Amendment passed in the House, President Obama released a statement in which he declared that any amendment protecting religious liberty would undermine “good order” in the military – and would be immediately vetoed.

Senator Cruz said this about the Religious Liberties Amendment to the NDAA…

“Freedom of religious expression is vital to our military culture, and I am deeply concerned by recent reports that servicemen and women have been prevented from exercising this fundamental constitutional rights. No soldier should fear a court-martial for expressing his or her faith or made to fear negative reprisals for reporting threats to their freedom to worship God.

The men and women of the military risk their lives every day to protect our Constitutional rights, and they should not be forced to surrender their religious liberty to do so.”

Today, I joined tens of thousands of American citizens and signed Liberty Counsel’s petition “I Support the Religious Liberties Amendment.”

I believe this legislation would protect American troops First Amendment rights and stop the Obama Administration’s assault on religious freedom and the rights of conscience protection.

Please join me in signing this important Liberty Counsel petition.

http://www.libertyaction.org/385/petition.asp?PID=39770789&ref_id=21548&NID=1

Bruce

I’m anxious to read your SHARE comments!

Wednesday, 25 June 2013

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