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Trickery and lies from anti-abortion groups:

Trickery and lies from anti-abortion groups:

HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) — In a Texas abortion clinic, about a dozen women waited Friday to see the doctor, already aware that they would not be able to end their pregnancies there. A day after a federal appeals court allowed most of the state's new abortion restrictions to take effect during a legal challenge, about a third of Texas' clinics were barred from performing the procedure.

Thursday's ruling made Texas the fourth and largest state to enforce a provision requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges in a nearby hospital. In places such as the Rio Grande Valley and rural West Texas, the mandate put hundreds of miles between many women and abortion providers.

Anti-abortion groups welcomed the court's surprise decision, which they insisted would protect women's health.

Despite Tristan's explanation that they would not be able to have abortions on Saturday, some women decided to stay on the slim hope that something would change. A panel of judges at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that Texas can enforce the law while a lawsuit challenging the restrictions moves forward. The law that the Legislature passed in July also bans abortions at 20 weeks and, beginning in September 2014, requires doctors to perform all abortions in surgical facilities.

But it is the provision about admitting privileges that has idled Dr. Lester Minto's hands here in Harlingen, near the Texas-Mexico border. After the law was adopted, the clinic began preparing to close, shredding old patient records and drawing down their inventory, ordering only enough supplies to keep going for a month at a time.."

Minto, who has been performing abortions for 30 years, predicted the women he sees would take dangerous measures in their desperation. He made clear he would not perform abortions Saturday if they remain prohibited, but he did not rule out taking other steps in the future.

"I'm going to continue helping girls somehow," he said. Without access to his services, "they'll do drastic things," Minto predicted. "Some, they may even commit suicide." He said he has seen women take various concoctions hoping to end pregnancies. Others have been beaten by boyfriends who pounded their abdomens with bats.

The Supreme Court prohibits legislatures from banning most abortions, acknowledged Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life. But, he said in a statement, "states should have the right to protect women from dangerous abortion procedures." Texas follows Utah, Tennessee and Kansas in enforcing the admitting privileges law. Similar laws are under temporary court injunctions in Alabama, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Mississippi.

The Mississippi injunction would force the state's only remaining clinic to stop providing the procedure. The Supreme Court has ruled in past decisions that lawmakers may not pass laws that would effectively end abortions in a state because that would put an undue burden on women trying to exercise their right to end a pregnancy.

Almost all Republican lawmakers who make up the majority in both chambers of the Texas Legislature are vocally anti-abortion and have repeatedly pledged to try to stop abortion. Gov. Rick Perry has also dedicated himself to making abortion illegal, saying late Thursday that his administration would continue "doing everything we can to protect a culture of life in our state."

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[Who are these people trying to kid? Its abundantly clear that these new regulations are not for the benefit of women's health but to put an end to legal, clinical abortions. They can't do it legally so they use chicanery to enforce their agenda. They can't convince the electorate of the value of their position so they fall back on trickery and lies.

Its all so transparent and they don't give a damn who knows it. As always with Republicans and the anti-abortion crowd "the end justifies the means" and fair play and debate means nothing to them. They lost the battle of ideas so switched to treachery and deceit and will not stop until they have succeeded in destroying a woman's right to make decisions about her own body.

Slavery is not having control over your own body and that is what they are trying to do. Turn women into slaves and keep them barefoot, in the kitchen and pregnant. The only way to beat these barbarians back is to vote them out of office. No woman in America should ever vote for a Republican. Its as simple as that. Women who would put the chains on themselves are little better than Judas goats! That's what I think. What about you?]

"libido sciendi"..... the passion to know.
11/3/2013, 10:16 am Link to this post PM Noserose

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