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What's going on in Texas right now?

I'm seeing it all over Facebook and I don't follow the news very much.

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DrClaw

Texas has it right. Some people, somewhere will actually stick up for and be the voice for the unborn child. At least people recognize murder and immoral behavior.

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Again with opinions instead of facts. If men could get pregnant, birth control would be free and abortion clinics would be on every street corner.
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Allmediaiscorrupt
Boo save the Feminazi garbage for someone else. It's sick how people can call the baby everything but a life for the sake of making it easier to kill it. A mother killing her own child. 54,000,000 and counting since the absurd ruling. Where's the outrage crying to protect innocent developing babies?! It's sick, heinous, immoral and downright disturbing how anyone can think killing a developing human is okay. Some day I think enough people will look back and see the evil in it. But in your liberal utopia it's "safe, doesn't hurt anyone", etc. There are a lot of reports claiming how sick and evil some of these abortion clinics are. But God forbid you tell a woman, "what to do with her lady parts". I guess women shouldn't be told they have to wear clothes on their bodies. Not told what they can't put in their bodies. Not told they have to fasten a seatbelt across their bodies. I hope there's a special place in for the sick people who are murdering babies and for those who support it.
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And you still want to push your opinion on others.
I don't believe men should be able to get cialis or Viagra, therefore I demand you outlaw them immediately.
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DrClaw
Viagra doesn't kill babies. You are very quick to turn things to attempt to make an argument. Same with your "that's not a fact" which is a statement made when you can't disprove the other person. Allmedia is over the line many times but overall he made sense on his comment.
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A state legislator was filibustering a possible Texas law that would effectively shut down most abortion clinics in the state.

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They should shut them all down. Go to a hospital where they can be performed safely and only if it is because of rape, the health of the woman, parental consent or incest.
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Show me stats that prove clinics have more issues than hospitals.
As for your OPINION about abortion, it doesn't matter.
As the old saying goes, if you don't like abortion, don't have one. Quit trying to legislate your beliefs into others.
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Allmediaiscorrupt
Then the government shouldn't legislate and mandate same sex marriages for those who are opposed. Oh wait-it's okay to force beliefs on people as long as they're liberal beliefs.
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Nobody is forcing you to have a gay marriage or don't you get the difference?
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Allmediaiscorrupt
No but people are and will be forced to perform same sex marriages even if they disagree. But like I said as long as it's liberal ideology being forces on people it's okay. Too blind to see your own hypocrisy.
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Yep, definitely a troll. Just one last teachable moment for you... Ministers are never forced to perform a ceremony.
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Clawal - the main reason why this bill was being protested, wasn't even necessarily about abortion itself. Almost all of the clinics that would have been affected by this bill, also provide access to general women's health services (in some cases life saving) to rural areas that don't otherwise have access to an actual "hospital".

If the bill had passed, and these clinics had shut down women would have been forced to (in some cases) drive literally hundreds of miles to find similar services. Which is absolutely not acceptable in any way, and that is what making sure this bill didn't pass was all about.
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Allmedia - no church will ever be forced to perform a ceremony that goes against their teachings. Churches already don't hold ceremonies for a variety of reasons - even for heterosexual couples. It's not going to change.

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The gays will use there typical tactics in this instance, law suits protests ect. Eventually the church will be brought to its knees (like what happened in the BSA now known as the GSA) and we have already seen religious institutions forced to do stuff, like the Catholic Church having to give out contraceptives
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Which is completely against there teachings
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Yeah, the Catholic Church is all about breeding more. They don't necessarily want to help with the kids they want everyone to have, they just want you to have them.
btw, churches are not required to pass out birth control. Church owned institutions that may employ non Catholics are. Big difference.
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1) BSA isn't a religious organization

2) Also - no one is required to "pass out contraception". Those institutions are simply required to provide coverage for such things within the insurance policies that are available to it's employees. Those employees always have the right not use the coverage, no one is forcing them to use contraception.

It's worth noting too, that the reasoning isn't so that people can have more sex by the way. It's because some forms of birth control are actually treatment for other medical conditions, and to force a woman to pay for such, when other "men centered" treatments are being paid for, is considered discrimination.
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Thank you sephira, it's always a pain to type much on my phone... Little letters, big fingers...
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A filibuster

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Not only the filibuster by Senator Davis itself (which was a truly heroic effort.. and I don't use that word lightly), but on the flip side, and something everyone should be upset about (no matter which side of the debate one is on)... once the GOP decided they'd had enough of listening to Mrs Davis, they tried desperately, and in several cases took blatantly illegal action in an attempt to get the bill passed. Thankfully they failed, but certainly wasn't for lack of trying, and I really hope that they are held accountable for what they tried to do last night.

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Amen to that!
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We are talking about Texas. They seem to have their own laws there!
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Good for them!
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Yay, the state that's against critical thinking skills...
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Allmediaiscorrupt
Boo you of all people talking about lack of critical thinking skills. You along with your library heroes are the poster people for this.
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And look! Media is back with his juvenile name calling. Still don't have any facts, huh?
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The thing about being against "critical thinking skills" is true though - it's clearly stated in the2012 GOP Texas party platform... http://s3.amazonaws.com/texasgop_pre/assets/original/2012Platform_Final.pdf

There are multiple things in there that are hair-raising enough, but if you go under "Educating Our Children" and in particular to "Knowledged-Based Education" you will find that basically they feel that that teaching someone to think critically, and ask questions is in some how detrimental to a person.

They feel that we should teach our children to literally be sheep, who should follow anything said to them by a parent (and in turn any authority figure) without asking the eternal child?s question "why?". It's appalling, the idea that we should turn our children lose in the world, when they have grown to adulthood, ripe for being taken advantage of - because someone that they trust, or who is in a position of authority will come along and they will accept at face value what that person says, because they were NEVER taught the critical thinking skills necessary to determine that what is being said, may not be an accurate reflection of how things really are (or in some cases may be outright lies).

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