Posted By LambChop
Texas has made the national news again. This time the focus is on “all-American” poster girl Wendy Davis a state senator who led a nearly 13-hour filibuster which blocked SB-5 abortion bill.
Wendy Davis is a 50- year- old “feminist” who tells a story that she started working at age 14 to help support a household comprised of her single mother with three other siblings. By 19, Davis was already married and divorced with a child of her own. After community college, she graduated from Texas Christian University before being accepted to Harvard Law School. According to her website, Davis graduated Harvard Law with honors. She returned to Texas, where she became a Fort Worth city council member and later was elected to the state’s senate.
Davis filibustered the bill SB 5 - rules would not allow her to sit down, eat, or leave the floor for any reason.
At one point, Davis fought through dramatic tears to read testimony from women who opposed the bill and described their personal stories.
What is fascinating is that any woman would find the bill objectionable. Even the pro-choice clump of cells crown could possibly think that an abortion after 20 weeks is nothing but barbaric? Apparently not.
So here is the main text of this “evil” bill:
Texas SB – 5
Prohibits abortions past 20 weeks UNLESS child is to be born dead (or would not survive past 20 minutes after reasonable medical procedures were performed to save its life) or if the physician's reasonable medical judgment, a birth so complicates the medical condition of the woman that, to avert the woman's death or a serious risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function, other than a psychological condition, it necessitates, as applicable.
The bill also provides protection for women.
A physician must, on the date the abortion is performed, have active admitting privileges at a hospital that is located not further than 30 miles from the location at which the abortion is performed or induced; and provides obstetrical or gynecological health care services; and a telephone number by which the pregnant woman may reach the physician, or other health care personnel employed by the physician or by the facility at which the abortion was performed with access to the woman's relevant medical records, 24 hours a day to request assistance for any complications that arise from the performance of the abortion or ask health-related questions regarding the abortion; and the name and telephone number of the nearest hospital to the home of the pregnant woman.
All abortions — even drug-induced ones — are to be performed in ambulatory surgical centers and required doctors to administer drugs that induce abortion in person.
So this terrible bill says that an abortion cannot be performed after 20 weeks unless the baby is to be born dead or the woman’s life is endangered. At 20 weeks the baby can move, suck a thumb, yawn, stretch and make faces.
All abortions should be performed in ambulatory medical surgical centers.
And that physicians performing abortions must have hospital access and provided hospital information to the woman receiving the abortion in case something goes wrong after the procedure and that they must have access to her medical records.
Wow. That’s harsh.
A 20-week olf fetus: