Texas Republicans keep pushing to rep...

Texas Republicans keep pushing to replace safe abortion with wire hangers

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GOP War on Women

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jul 9, 2013
Texas Republicans continue their push to sharply limit access to abortion in the state by banning abortion after 20 weeks, closing most clinics by requiring them to meet standards for ambulatory surgical centers, requiring providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, making it more difficult to get a medical abortion, and more. More than 3,800 people showed up to testify or register their opinions at a state Senate committee hearing on Monday, supporters and opponents of the bill held dueling rallies, but regardless, Republican legislators are pushing forward.
In the state House Tuesday, state Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, the bill's author, rejected the possibility of amendments. And indeed, the Republican-controlled House defeated an amendment providing exceptions for rape or incest. Advocating for that amendment,

[State Rep. Senfronia] Thompson and others who accompanied her on the floor brandished several props including wire coat hangers, knitting needles, feathers and turpentine. She charged that without rape and incest exceptions extended beyond the first five months of gestation, sexual assault victims would use those tools to obtain abortions.
“Forced rape, forced incest and then you gonna force them to have their child, force them to do that against their will?” she said toward the conclusion of a highly graphic speech. At one point, she asked,“Why would you want to force them to drink turpentine or to use a knitting needle in order” to achieve an abortion.

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