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Standing for Women! The Texas Abortion Bill and the Demise of Slogans

The Texas Capitol building and grounds were filled with competing blue vs. orange shirts during the debate in Texas over a law that would limit abortions past 20 weeks/5 months of pregnancy, and require abortion facility upgrades. The bill’s supporters and opponents rallied at the State House, the supporters wearing blue, and the bill’s opponents choosing orange.

Both sides claimed the high ground and the slogan “Stand with Texas Women.”   Read more »

at Jul 12, 2013 7:02 PM

The Abortion Bill - We're Arguing it Wrong

Edmund ValtmanAbortion. Possibly the most controversial issue of our time. An issue we are told to avoid. Why? You can argue your point until you are blue in the face but the result is always just that, blue faces. You either believe it is a life or not. Unless you can convince your opposition that what you believe is correct, you are wasting your breathe.

If your news comes from browsing through news articles and headlines, 10 second sound bites, social media or catching a few minutes of the nightly news, you heard the following story:

at Jul 10, 2013 4:08 PM

The Ugly Horrific Truth Of Abortion! Warning Graphic Images Of Aborted Baby!

“America will never reject abortion until America sees abortion.”
- Dr. Alveda King niece of Martin Luther King, Jr

Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life

Many of us do not want to see a baby torn apart because of abortion. I sure don’t. In fact, the few times that I have seen a poster with a dismembered baby, I turn my face. But avoiding seeing these gruesome images

at Jul 8, 2013 5:36 PM

Abortion as a Wedge Issue - Why are Republicans Attacking Sarah Davis and Not "Windy" Davis?

Which Davis?  Sarah or "Windy"Last week, my fellow TexasGOPVote blogger David Bellow wrote an article attacking the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) and Texas State Representative Sarah Davis (R-134) over the Party's support of Davis in the 2012 general election. Sarah Davis is a moderate Republican in a swing district.  The reason for the attack? Davis was the only Republican to vote against the anti-abortion bill now before a second special session of the Texas Legislature. This is a distraction

at Jul 8, 2013 12:17 PM

Texas GOP = GOOD; Democrats = "Hail Satan, I Hope You're Raped, Kill Babies"

The last couple of weeks in Texas have really exposed Democrats for who they really are, an unruly mob who, when they do not get their way, decide to disrupt the legislature; they oppose the strong majority of Americans by wanting to allow late term abortions; they send their children out to protest with vulgar signs; they call for women pro-life legislators and even call for their daughters to be raped, and they even chant "Hail Satan" as pro-life Republicans sing Amazing Grace.

at Jul 8, 2013 8:35 AM

Action Alert! Correct False Testimony by the Texas Hospital Association Representative

This is a rare Action Alert: Contact the Texas Hospital Association (phone number, 512-465-1000) about the completely false testimony of their representative, Ms. Stacy Wilson who testified against Section 2 of House Bill 2 before the House State Affairs Committee on Tuesday, July 2, 2013.

You can see Ms. Wilson’s testimony on the July 2, 2013 video of the House State Affairs Committee, available at the House video site beginning at 2:02/8:38.

Ms. Wilson testified as the Associate Counsel for the Texas Hospital Association, against Section 2 of HB 2. That section requires the physicians who perform elective

at Jul 3, 2013 11:53 AM

HB2 (Formerly SB5) Is About The Safety Of Women’s Health, Why Oppose Their Right To Be Protected?

Is the Texas HB2 Bill (formerly SB5) about stopping the availability, access, or choice of women to have a pregnancy termination, or is it about the safety for women and their health when terminating the pregnancy?

It has become such an emotional topic these past few weeks in Texas, on what our legislature stands for and what our rights as women are in the matter. However, in looking at the bill itself, it doesn’t mention any type withholding of consent or stating that pregnancies can be terminated at a certain stage of gestation.

at Jul 3, 2013 8:25 AM

Controversial HYR Ad asks, "Are you tired of the Mob?"

Protester's tweetThe Houston Young Republicans (HYR) have produced an ad criticizing what it calls “the Mob,” referring to the leftwing extremists who prevented a vote from taking place on pivotal legislation which would cap abortions in Texas at 20 weeks, and require hygienic improvements at facilities that administer abortions.   Read more »

at Jul 1, 2013 11:00 AM

So Which Child Shouldn't Be There?

Senator Wendy Davis, which kid on the playground you see shouldn’t be there? - Laura Ingraham

One can use twitter to get to the heart of the issue, and Laura Ingraham certainly did that with this cutting comment about Texas State Senator Wendy Davis who led a filibuster against late term abortions. Let's begin with three babies: the first baby survives a premature birth and is treated in NICU,

at Jul 1, 2013 8:34 AM

Will SB 5 have a Fairy Tale Ending?

Hanging by a thread. By the skin of your teeth. These are phrases one might use when you just barely get something you want or you don't get what you want, but just by a little bit. I think it could go either way in this case, depending on what side of the issue you're on. If you live in the great state of Texas, you know that I'm talking about the near passage/failure of SB 5, a sweeping pro-life bill that the notorious Democrat Wendy Davis nearly filibustered to death. She was stopped only long enough to have it voted on and passed, but just minutes after the midnight deadline.

at Jun 30, 2013 5:37 PM


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