This Week @ the Legislature: Attacking Abortion Access

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Tuesday, April 14
House State Affairs Committee

Wednesday, April 15
House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee

Even after passing the most restrictive laws in the country, anti-abortion zealots in the Texas Legislature are back at it, trying to pass laws further squeezing access. They won’t stop until they’ve ended access to safe, legal abortion care for all women in Texas. Three bills with that goal will be heard this week in two separate committees:

Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence (Tuesday)

HB 723 by state Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, would prohibit a court from appointing an attorney for a minor seeking an order authorizing consent for an abortion.

State Affairs (Wednesday)

HB 3446 by state Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, R-Parker, forces abortion providers to post signs with state-mandated language about the prohibition against forcing a woman to undergo an abortion, an abuse hotline number, and other information.

HB 3765 by state Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, R-Parker, adds even more rules dealing with parental consent for minors seeking an abortion.

Call the members of the Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence and the State Affairs committees and tell them you oppose these bills. Tell them Texas has already gone too far in restricting access to legal abortion care, and that politicians should TRUST women and families to make their own reproductive health decisions.

State Affairs (Wednesday)

Surprisingly, it’s not all bad news related to reproductive rights at the Texas House this week. On Wednesday the House State Affairs committee will take up “Marlise’s Law.” HB 3183 by state Rep. Elliott Naishtat, D-Austin, would strike a provision in Texas’ Health and Safety Code that requires pregnant women to be kept on mechanical support against their advance directives. The bill removes the pregnancy exclusions from the Health and Safety Code, which outlines the rights and procedures for end-of-life decision-making.

Call committee members and tell them you support giving pregnant Texans and their families the same end-of-life decision-making rights as people who are not pregnant. The Legislature trust women and their families to make their own decisions regarding end of life care.

7 thoughts on “This Week @ the Legislature: Attacking Abortion Access

  1. I WANT MY RELIGIOUS RIGHTS RESTORED!

    The ONLY reasons that are given for trying to stop abortions is based on their biblical beliefs.

    THAT OVERRIDES MY RELIGIOUS FREEDOM! Do any of those people give a damn about my freedoms? Hell no. They just want to override the Constitution starting with the First Amendment that states that no laws respecting religion may be passed.

    That means that all of the so-called RFRA crap is just that, an attempt to get around the civil rights laws.

    What about MY RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS????????

  2. Why not make every pregnant Texan, a ward of the state until such time as she is no longer pregnant?

  3. the dumblicans continually toss out this red herring so they can do their dirty work behind the scenes. they are not followers of jesus in any way because he is a libtard. but they make the increasingly badly educated voters think they do.looks to me like they want their daughters to go back to coat hanger abortions and the mezcan clinics they run across the rio grunt.

  4. When it comes to abortion access, I remember the ‘Bad Old Days’ of the kitchen abortions and all the young women maimed and crippled or outright killed by these hidden procedures. Abortion is a medical procedure, not a religious one and belongs in a doctor’s office or hospital. Keep your religion to yourselves and learn to mind your own businesses. If someone wants or needs an abortion, that’s between her and her doctor and NO ONE else. MYOB!

  5. The new Republican laws against a woman’s choice is one of the ways Hilary Clinton will be elected President.

  6. Women’s rights need to be protected. Why should decisions about women’s bodies be decided by men?

    Please let those who are actually affected themselves make decisions.

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