‘If the heartbeat is detected, the baby is protected’: Anti-abortion bill gains momentum in Texas

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This bill makes sense. Hopefully, it will pass and become the law for all states

‘If the heartbeat is detected, the baby is protected’: Anti-abortion bill gains momentum in Texas | Texas Legislature | Dallas News


Texas has several laws that women seeking abortions have to navigate, including a 24-hour waiting period between a mandatory ultrasound and the procedure.
One lawmaker has filed a bill to add another restriction — banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks, before a woman may realize she’s pregnant.
Republican Rep. Briscoe Cain’s “Texas heartbeat bill,” HB 1500, would ban abortion after heartbeat detection except in the case of medical emergencies. Current law allows abortion up to 20 weeks.
“The Texas Heartbeat Bill ensures that unborn children exhibiting a heartbeat are protected from the cruel practice of abortion,” the Deer Park lawmaker said in an email. “Put simply — if the heartbeat is detected, the baby is protected.”
Cain said that the heartbeat is a universally recognized sign of life and that he is committed to making Texas the safest place in the country for “unborn children.”

Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and other abortion rights organizations have raised the alarm about the bill, sending supporters emails that say it would ban abortion completely in Texas.
 
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Interesting no Democrats are responding here. If this passes and the Supreme Court agrees this could become the new precedent for abortion
 
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Sometimes @ptif219 the most "Pathetic" thing I ever did in my entire life...

Once my own "Mother" asked me how can I "help" you..

Looked her in the "eye" and told her to travel back 41 years and stop by Planned Parenthood..

Afew years later she died of cancer but I "never" got a CHANCE to "Apoligize" for saying that
 
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Sometimes @ptif219 the most "Pathetic" thing I ever did in my entire life...

Once my own "Mother" asked me how can I "help" you..

Looked her in the "eye" and told her to travel back 41 years and stop by Planned Parenthood..

Afew years later she died of cancer but I "never" got a CHANCE to "Apoligize" for saying that
I cannot even forgive myself to this day for saying that to my own mother...