While most of the nation has been tuned to the courtroom drama unfolding in Florida over the past few weeks, another drama has been playing out in the Texas State Legislature over SB5 (now HB2).
HB 2 would provide protection for unborn children who are capable of feeling pain, beginning at 20 weeks fetal age (equivalent to 22 “weeks of pregnancy”), the beginning of the sixth month. It would also require abortion clinics to meet the same health and safety standards as ambulatory surgical centers.
The Gender Chip
Unless you’re just in from Mars, you’ve seen and heard the race card played like a violin in the George Zimmerman case. As weary as yours truly is of that one, I’m even more weary of The Gender Chip that gets tossed in to the abortion debate like confetti on New Year’s. Not surprisingly, TGC has been on display in the Lone Star State like ugly on an ape. Speaking of which, if your average guy behaved like these women (?), he’d be run out of town on a rail.
Oh, wait. Men aren’t allowed an opinion on abortion, especially those in elected office. (What was I thinking?)
So… get this from Samantha Escobar:
“We’re at a place where hundreds of women need to scream in order to let a room full of men allow a single female to speak; a place where major networks would rather cover Chris Brown and magicians instead of the fight against a vile law against women.”
I reject the notion that pro-life laws are “laws against women.” (More on the “vile” thing in a minute.) I also reject the notion that pro-life men are anti-woman. In fact, I’d argue the converse. Furthermore, the idea that female abortion activists represent every woman on the planet simply because they’re female ranks right up there with Peter Pan and the Tooth Fairy. And while the typical “pro-choice” mantra goes something like, “You’re a man. Shut up,” I kinda think the First Amendment is gender equal.
If abortion advocates are as concerned about women’s health and safety as they purport to be, why do they oppose requiring abortion clinics to meet the same safety standards as ambulatory surgery centers? If they’re really about “safe and legal,” why oppose licensing and other requirements that would shut down abortion clinics operating under sub-standard conditions?
Kermit Gosnell? Hello?
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch
Since Escobar uses the word “vile,” let’s follow suit. Have you seen, read, or heard about some of the tactics abortion activists are deploying in Texas? A brief sampling:
- Texas Pro-Life Legislators Threatened With Death threats, harassing emails, calls for their daughters to be raped
- Texas Police Confiscate Jars of Urine, Feces from Abortion Activists
- Abortion Activists Boo Pro-Lifers Singing ‘God Bless America’
- Pro-Abortion Mob Threatens Pro-Lifers with Violence Inside Texas Legislature
- Coat Hangers, Hysteria and Hyperbole in the Cult of Death
And since “a picture is worth a thousand words,” here are more examples of pro-abortion charm.
Do you think How to Win Friends and Influence People is on their night table reading list? Then again, what can we expect from those who champion the “right” to hack up and throw away a 20-week old unborn baby? And where’s a bar – or a truckload – of soap when ya need one?