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(Gawker)   Texas lawmakers double-down, file bill to ban abortions after fetal heartbeat detected - generally only 6 weeks into a pregnancy   (gawker.com) divider line 179
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2013-07-19 11:10:38 AM
Assholes.
 
2013-07-19 11:23:40 AM
What a mob of murderers might look like:

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2013-07-19 11:35:24 AM
Know Your Enemy.

The recent spate of anti-woman legislation being sleazed through state legislatures is all
ALEC's fault.
 
2013-07-19 11:37:07 AM
Goddammitsomuch, the legislature in this state is a bunch of ignorant f*cking psychos.
 
2013-07-19 11:46:43 AM
So, why would one use heartbeat? That is some weapons grade stupid.

Maybe it's time some Texas women went full Lorena Bobbit on their husbands.
 
2013-07-19 12:08:00 PM
6 weeks is pretty much about when most women figure out they're pregnant. These people are insane.
 
2013-07-19 12:31:43 PM

ginandbacon: 6 weeks is pretty much about when most women figure out they're pregnant. These people are insane.


They're not insane, they're cold, calculating, single-minded moralists who want to eliminate abortion any way possible since the most direct way was ruled unconstitutional.
 
2013-07-19 12:49:08 PM
But remember, both sides are bad.
 
2013-07-19 01:13:00 PM
USA! USA! USA! Texas! Texas! Texas!

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/the Twinkies give it that special touch ...
 
2013-07-19 01:14:56 PM
Also:

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2013-07-19 01:27:15 PM
So they're basing abortions on the presence of a heart?

Let's not be too hasty in dismissing this idea...
 
2013-07-19 01:35:40 PM
Good thing the fetal heart is what causes a fetus to feel pain and become aware. Otherwise, this might seem downright retarded.
 
2013-07-19 01:37:35 PM

Bloody William: They're not insane, they're cold, calculating, single-minded moralists who want to eliminate abortion any way possible since the most direct way was ruled unconstitutional.


The selection of six weeks was about as random and thoughtless as the ones that used 20 weeks.  They're very significant milestones in pregnancy and pre-natal care.  They can't outright ban abortion, but they'll find the work-around until SCOTUS takes it up for what they really want: the overturn of Roe v. Wade.

If this heartbeat ban, or fetal personhood statutes go to SCOTUS and succeed, Roe v. Wade is annulled.
 
2013-07-19 01:41:27 PM
Next up: ban on abortion when the fetus is detectable by scientific instruments.
 
2013-07-19 01:41:36 PM

I_Am_Weasel: So they're basing abortions on the presence of a heart?

Let's not be too hasty in dismissing this idea...


It's not actually a heart at 6 weeks, It's a clump of cells rhythmically contracting that eventually (if all else is fine) becomes the heart...
Apparently that process never came to fruition in these politicians.
Wait. A. Minute...
 
2013-07-19 01:42:48 PM
This means that when an adult's heart stops, they're legally no longer a person, and it's okay for me to just finish the job instead of calling an ambulance, right?
 
2013-07-19 01:42:53 PM

sno man: It's not actually a heart at 6 weeks, It's a clump of cells rhythmically contracting that eventually (if all else is fine) becomes the heart...
Apparently that process never came to fruition in these politicians.
Wait. A. Minute...


No, they simply never developed anything beyond a neural tube. :)
 
2013-07-19 01:43:52 PM

Kingly Weevil: This means that when an adult's heart stops, they're legally no longer a person, and it's okay for me to just finish the job instead of calling an ambulance, right?


Unless you're in the military, make more than 200,000 dollars a year in income, or are in the womb, they really don't give two shiats about you.
 
2013-07-19 01:47:16 PM
It's only a matter of time until it reaches it's logical conclusion.

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2013-07-19 01:47:49 PM
"there is no republican war on women"
 
2013-07-19 01:49:02 PM

Kingly Weevil: This means that when an adult's heart stops, they're legally no longer a person, and it's okay for me to just finish the job instead of calling an ambulance, right?


Then every person who voted for Romney can commit suicide for not having one in the first place.
 
2013-07-19 01:50:45 PM
Life begins at arousal.
 
2013-07-19 01:55:25 PM

impaler: Next up: ban on abortion when the fetus is detectable by scientific instruments.


Satire aside, that is the goal: to ban abortion.  As pro-life activists recall it, everything was completely hunky-dory with all things reproductive before the pill and abortion came along, and they seek to return America to that past that they recall.

That said situation never really existed is immaterial; they want to ban abortion period.
 
2013-07-19 01:56:21 PM

vernonFL: Life begins at arousal.


Are you saying my 2 children aren't legal persons just because my wife was really that aroused by the process?
 
2013-07-19 01:58:02 PM
Ok, it's time for the women's war on Republicans.
 
2013-07-19 02:00:50 PM
No wonder Perry made it there.
 
2013-07-19 02:01:35 PM
Whatever libs, clearly this law is about the safety of the broads getting the procedure done and by not immediately passing it, you're making it more risky. You gays, er guys, are gonna be so pissed when it passes
 
2013-07-19 02:19:01 PM
Fine then.

If a heartbeat at six weeks means they're now a person, then yank the little farkers out of the womb and let 'em survive on their own. Maybe even get a job.
 
2013-07-19 02:38:34 PM
Roe will be overturned within the next decade or so, then we can at last see an end to all these stupid "we want to ban abortion but need to do in in a roundabout way" bills.
 
2013-07-19 02:49:16 PM
we should ban all abortions after the mother has reached puberty
 
2013-07-19 02:52:10 PM
These disgusting, subhuman farks make me want to legalize abortion up to the 300th trimester.
 
2013-07-19 02:54:57 PM
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2013-07-19 02:55:43 PM
Women should accept the consequences of getting pregnant. If women who demand to be treated with equal rights the same as men, women should act like men. Men don't get abortions because they don't get pregnant.
 
2013-07-19 02:56:49 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: These disgusting, subhuman farks make me want to legalize abortion up to the 300th trimester.


They are ok with retroactive abortions though.
 
2013-07-19 02:57:18 PM
Libs love to call the military baby killers when it's the libs that have slaughtered millions of unborn babies.
 
2013-07-19 02:57:28 PM
Yes. Keep alienating women and minorities. This is a long-term recipe for success.
 
2013-07-19 02:57:47 PM

Funk Brothers: Women should accept the consequences of getting pregnant. If women who demand to be treated with equal rights the same as men, women should act like men. Men don't get abortions because they don't get pregnant.


Damn them for ovulating.  Jeez, can't they just keep their secondary oocytes in their ovaries?  Sluts them all!
 
2013-07-19 02:57:50 PM
Well, on the bright side the people of Texas want all these things...
 
2013-07-19 02:58:11 PM
Remember how it was about "keeping abortion clinics safe"?

Haha.
 
2013-07-19 02:58:11 PM
I guess Doubling Down is why we have two threads about this.
 
2013-07-19 02:58:51 PM
So. Just asking here...
When does human life begin?
(Factual citations encouraged. Opinions are only that. And yes, I love omelets. But this thread may call for popcorn...)
 
2013-07-19 02:59:02 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Libs love to call the military baby killers when it's the libs that have slaughtered millions of unborn babies.


It's not a babby until it's delivered.  While still in the womb, it's a zygote, embryo or fetus.
 
2013-07-19 02:59:56 PM
I'm tired of the Republican political strategy besmirching the name of a perfectly good sandwich.
 
2013-07-19 03:01:14 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Libs love to call the military baby killers when it's the libs that have slaughtered millions of unborn babies.


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2013-07-19 03:01:19 PM

Bloody William: They're not insane, they're cold, calculating, single-minded moralists who want to eliminate abortion any way possible


No, if that's what they really wanted, they would support better sex education programs and easy access to both prophylactic and emergency contraception.

They're cold, calculating, single-minded moralists who want to punish women for having sex.
 
2013-07-19 03:01:21 PM

Jodeo: So. Just asking here...
When does human life begin?
(Factual citations encouraged. Opinions are only that. And yes, I love omelets. But this thread may call for popcorn...)


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"...when you're in my phonebook."
 
2013-07-19 03:01:30 PM

Cagey B: Yes. Keep alienating women and minorities. This is a long-term recipe for success.


Yeah. They're really alienating all those right-wing women who protest abortion clinics. They've alienated them so badly, that they now vote to slice their own economic throats and give their money to multi-national mega-corporations and the uber-rich in every election.
 
2013-07-19 03:01:31 PM

PsyLord: Smeggy Smurf: Libs love to call the military baby killers when it's the libs that have slaughtered millions of unborn babies.

It's not a babby until it's delivered.  While still in the womb, it's a zygote, embryo or fetus.


Moving the goalposts to justify killing babies is even more cowardly
 
2013-07-19 03:01:34 PM
Abstinence only education, no abortions, and cut benefits for single mothers below the poverty line while complaining about said single moms.

The Conservative answer.
 
2013-07-19 03:01:43 PM

Bloody William: They're not insane, they're cold, calculating, single-minded moralists who want to eliminate safe abortion any way possible since the most direct way was ruled unconstitutional.


Fixed for accuracy.
 
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