The future of the fight over abortion rights will not be determined by viability or fetal rights. It will be determined by brick-and-mortar clinic access.
In an apparent attempt to make amends with right-wing kingmakers for his support of immigration reform, the Senator is jumping into the “war on women.”
Gosnell’s murders were already illegal under current law, so neither HR 1797, nor any other 20-week ban, would prevent another Gosnell. But anti-choice laws could push more women to obtain unsafe abortions.
Once more, the Republican controlled House is seeking to limit women’s access to safe reproductive health care through the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.”
The hands of the male fetus may sometimes appear to be gripping its genitals. And that, says Rep. Michael Burgess, is why abortion should be banned even earlier in pregnancy than the GOP is seeking in a bill on its way to the floor.
The GOP bill would ban all abortions after 20 weeks, irrespective of the circumstances faced by women and their families, and removing medical decisions from the hands of women and their doctors.
Following on the heels of a House member, a second Texas legislator with ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council files a companion bill to the state’s proposed 20-week abortion ban.
The governor will veto a ban on abortions after 20 weeks.
The Senate passes a 20 week ban, sending it back to the House then on to the governor.
The heartbeat ban may be stuck in committee. Why? It’s not strict enough.