Sonogram Bill: God & Dan Patrick Get It Passed

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God speaks through Dan Patrick
Saying it was "God's time" to get the bill passed, State Senator Dan Patrick succeeded today in getting approval for Texas women to be forced to view a sonogram, and to hear whether the fetus has arms or legs, two hours before getting an abortion.

During the debate a baby cried in the audience, and Patrick said, "There's the hand of God right there, the cry of a baby...This is God's time to pass this bill."

God was unavailable, as always, for comment.

At another point, according to the Texas Tribune's live-blogging, Patrick asked Senator John Whitmire "If those aborted souls were in the gallery right now, what would you say to them?"

The Texas Medical Association opposed the bill, which will pass the House and be signed by the Governor unless something very, very strange happens. The TMA said the state government was injecting itself too much into the doctor-patient relationship.

There is no provision in the law for women to have A Clockwork Orange-type apparatus forcing them to view the screen or even listen to the doctor.

"I can't control a woman tuning her doctor out," Patrick said during debate. "It's probably a 15-second explanation."

Perry's statement after the bill passed:

I commend the Texas Senate for quickly passing SB 16, an important achievement in our efforts to protect life. Considering the magnitude of the decision to have an abortion, it is crucial that Texans understand what is truly at stake. We know that when someone has all the information, the decision to choose life becomes clear. I look forward to working with House members to pass this legislation quickly, to ensure Texans are fully informed when considering such an important decision.
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NeenerNeener
NeenerNeener

http://docs.google.com/viewer?...

Information comes directly from Planned Parenthood (2008). They do not seem interested in seeing babies BORN alive.

abortion procedures = 324,008adoption referals to other agencies = 2,405prenatal clients = 9,433

NeenerNeener
NeenerNeener

Planned Parenthood is repeatedly being caught on record trying to keep the gubmint out of the doctor-childrapevictim relationship by not reporting such incidents to law enforcement as they are REQUIRED BY LAW.

So much about protecting women and children. Follow the $$$. Rape is good business for PP.

SamHouston's Flask
SamHouston's Flask

How about forcing teen to see a picture of Dan prior to having sex, that would do a lot to curb unwanted pregnancies. Gay sex would probably sore though.

Kristen
Kristen

This is appalling! You have no right to legislate choices women make. Not now, not ever!I thought you were a REPUBLICAN...doesn't that mean Keep Government out of my Personal Business!! This is a catastrophic example of Government going too far, of getting in the way of our choices as a Democratic Society. What about the separation of Church and State? You have lost your way, Governor Perry. Please rethink this legislation. Everything comes around. What happens when your children come up against situations in their future that require very difficult decisions? Would you want them to feel like the government was forcing them to do something they knew they was not the choice they should make? You have got to consider what is in the best interest for the entire community, the men and women of all religions and backgrounds, and this bill is closeted and close minded, and frankly, it is prejudice against any population that is not white and affluent. Please, for once, consider the constituents of the State of Texas.Sincerely,Kristen C

Joe
Joe

I find it interesting that anyone would get offended at an attempt to make sure people make INFORMED decisions. The attempt to keep women, who are considering abortion, from knowing and seeing what is happening inside their bodies is dishonest and borderline evil. If 15 seconds of information is enough to sway a woman from having an abortion, did she really have that much conviction and fore-thought in the first place?

Jim C
Jim C

"The TMA said the...government was injecting itself too much into the doctor-patient relationship."

Strange. That's usually what I hear Republicans accusing Democrats of doing.

I guess injecting yourself too much into the doctor-patient relationship is ok as long as it's done the "right" way.

Laurie
Laurie

Up next for the Texas State Senate - Burka Bill #562. Full face covering or no? Wait let Dan Patrick mull this over with God and he'll let us know what God wants.

Mojoboogie2
Mojoboogie2

Neener...Step away from the talk radio and 24 hour news channels from which you suckle greedily on misinformation. When questioned about factual errors, they duck and hide and say that they are not news programs but are entertainment..

H_e_x
H_e_x

Why? Because women are stupid and need to be guided by these strong men in the Texas Legislature? I'm sorry you think women are morons, but no one takes the decision to get an abortion lightly. To think otherwise is to assume women are idiots.

Bladeliger97
Bladeliger97

If we're going to force the doctor to, essentially, dissuade the mother from having an abortion (a decision she has likely LONG mulled over already), let's also force the doctor to give her a rundown of all the help she's NOT going to get to raise this child (likely as a single mom, or teenaged mom, or what have you) because we've decided it's much more important to save the fetuses than to make sure they survive as babies.

Bill
Bill

Sore works, too

Fluerie23
Fluerie23

Right on! And let them know too that their Governor has rejected taking fed government funds which could aid those kids, all because he's miffed that there are strings that would require such funds to be spent on the kids this time. Fair and balanced, I think that would be a godly approach.

Laurie
Laurie

Replying to Neener below: I dont know where you are getting your facts from but the demonization of Planned Parenthood as an abortion factory just kills me. If it was not for PP MILLIONS of American women would have no place to go for routine gyno care. I know. As an uninsured person from the ages of 20-27, while I was pursuing an educuation, I was RESPONSIBLE with my own body and got regular checkups and birth control prescriptions through PP. I paid based on my income and received care that would not have been affordable through the private sector.

NeenerNeener
NeenerNeener

Planned Parenthood does like 300,000 abortions and assists in about 900 placed adoptions (by their own count).

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