Watched the live feed of those speaking before the committee last night
Also watched it last week when they had the zoot suit riot, and unlike a large number who got in their car and drove to Austin to scream about stuff that’s already addressed… I have read the bill.
Lotta misinformation floating around.
A few thoughts on the festivities….
-1- whether you do or dont approve of abortion, this bill will not make or break your position. It only lops them off *after* 5 months and requires the clinics to meet similar standards as other med facilities.
-2- those arguing against the bill on the grounds exceptions are needed probably havent read the bill, as it does provide exceptions involving the life of the mother or the baby.
-3- those arguing about rape or incest seem to forget that it’s unlikely to get past 5 months before anyone notices it happened. This bill should not have any affect on those circumstances aside from giving them a safer place to have the procedure if that’s what they elect to do.
-4- the abortion industry is *extremely* well funded. Having to meet higher medical standards might affect their profit margin but it should NOT make them go out of business. Ambulatory care clinics spring up on every 4th or 5th corner in DFW, they cant all be losing money if they’re opening more.
-5- Based on a survey done by UT, “The will of the people” is what the guys elected to the legislature appear to be about to pass, not what the noisy protesters are fighting to defeat. At no point should our laws be passed based on who can produce the most obnoxious violent mob and get them to Austin.
-6- if the guys hollering against this bill had half the popular support they claim, they wouldnt have had a Craigslist ad offering to pay for people to back their cause. Paid protesters are just whores… minus the quiet dignity.
-7- the talk about a return to the 1950s if this bill passes is flatulent hyperbole, and either they know better or they aren’t as intelligent as most domesticated pets.
-8- causing the abortion docs to meet the same standards already met by other clinics is NOT “an attack on the health of women”. If anything it makes them safer.
-9- using a child to wave your late-term abortion protest sign is…
- — (a) sick
- — (b) sending a mixed message
- — (c) evidence your sense of irony needs a tuneup
- — (d) all the above
And I thought they’d hit bottom with the paid protesters.
-10- the silliest argument I’ve heard is that if you aren’t cheering for late term abortions, you shouldn’t support the death penalty. The comparison of a child to a hardened murderer is silly, but I reserve the right to reverse course if I hear of a fetus shooting anyone while knocking over a liquor store.
The main problem appears to be one of terminology
The people favoring the bill call ’em “babies”. Their opponents say “fetus”, “zygote”.
Maybe if we agreed on a name we could agree on treatment.
I know, let’s call ’em “spotted owls”….