Texas Brings Abortion Rules in Line with European Standards American Liberals Are beside Themselves Because Texas Gov. Rick Perry Signed an Abortion Bill That Is More Lenient Than Those in Germany, France and Italy

By Emery, Noemie | Examiner (Washington, D.C.), The, July 17, 2013 | Go to article overview

Texas Brings Abortion Rules in Line with European Standards American Liberals Are beside Themselves Because Texas Gov. Rick Perry Signed an Abortion Bill That Is More Lenient Than Those in Germany, France and Italy


Emery, Noemie, Examiner (Washington, D.C.), The


Perhaps because the feces and urine they brought along with them were confiscated at the door by authorities, the armies of progress were unable to stop the Texas Legislature from passing a bill barring abortions after 20 weeks.

You probably heard about that. You likely heard, too, that this is Part Deux of the War Against Women, which pits angry white men against blondes in pink sneakers, battling bravely for health care for women against an assault by embittered old people who make up a radical fringe.

Mean Rick Perry against pert Wendy Davis, guys vs. dolls, the radical fringe vs. the "pro-choice majority" makes a nice little story. But none of these framings rings true.

The bill, a response to the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell - - convicted of murder for performing abortions of babies born alive and not merely after viability -- would prohibit abortion after the 20-week marker, a stance widely approved by the American public (and women), most of whom (women included) want abortion banned in the second trimester, not to mention the third.

Women clearly do not "Stand with Wendy" on this one, nor does Wendy stand very much for their health. Pregnancy is not a disease, termination restores health to very few people, and the indifference of pro-choice fanatics to the health of real women is a much-noted matter of fact.

The abortion "community" knew of Gosnell, yet continued to refer patients to him. An evaluator for the National Abortion Federation saw Gosnell's office and did nothing about it.

And after 1993, when pro-life Pennsylvania Gov. Bob Casey was succeeded by Democrat Ed Rendell and Republican Tom Ridge, both abortion supporters, the state of Pennsylvania, "for political reasons," stopped doing inspections.

"Officials concluded that inspections would be 'putting a barrier up to women seeking abortions," the Gosnell grand jury concluded. …

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