Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Dewhurst Says Straus Did not get Pro Life Bill to TX Senate in Time

Texas LT Governor David Dewhurst has partially blamed a mob for the failure of big Texas Special Session Pro-Life bills and he partially blamed The Texas House, under the leadership and scheduling of pro-choice Texas Speaker Joe Straus. Dewhurst says that the Senate did not get the bill from the House in time to pass it in the Senate. They had all Special session to pass the bill and the Texas Senate had a plan from the beginning but the House leadership drug their feet.

This is exactly what I have been saying all along! Straus has sabotaged all the pro-life bills this year. He killed the bills in regular session and in the special session he waited till the last minute to get the bills to the Senate so that there was not enough time for them to pass. He did the same thing with the big anti-TSA bill last session.

There will likely be a second special session called by Governor Perry to pass these pro-life bills.

previous articles:

LT Gov. Dewhurst: Mob Derailed Texas Abortion Vote - SB 5 Invalid - Another Special Session for Pro Life Bill?

read full story online here:

UPDATE: Is Texas Senate Midnight Abortion Vote INVALID due to Passed Deadline?

read full story online here:

Pro-Choice Mob Disrupts Texas Abortion Vote but Pro-Life Bill PASSES at Midnight after Filibuster
read full story online here:

This Bill Should Have NEVER had to go to Special Session. It Should have been Passed in Regular Session but Speaker Joe Straus Killed It in Regular Session and pushed it to the end of the Special Session

The only reason that the pro life bill even had to go down to the wire in a special session is because Texas Speaker Joe Straus KILLED all pro life bills in the regular session. That is right, the Texas Senate was able to have time to debate and pass several pro-life bills in the regular session. These bills were sent to the Texas House where they would have EASILY passed the near super-majority Republican body. The problem is that the pro-choice Speaker Joe Straus did not allow his leadership to let the bills out of committee. They never even made it to the floor for a vote.

Texas pro-life LT Governor David Dewhurst asked for the bills to be added onto the special session because stopping unborn babies from suffering and increasing the health and protection of women is important to him. Joe Straus, like always, did not show any support for adding the pro-life bills to the special session and Straus even criticized Governor Perry for adding extra bills on the short 30 day special session (referring to the pro-life bills). Thankfully we have a pro-life Governor, Rick Perry, and he put the pro-life bills on the Special Session agenda.

Joe Straus cut the special session short a few days by sending the legislators home, even though Straus knew the special session was short and knew that these pro-life bills would be added by Perry. Straus then went on to schedule the pro-life bills at the very end of the special session knowing that the pro life bills, when passed by the House, would still need to go back to the Senate to be approved with little time left and with a much stronger Democrat presence in the Senate.

What Was Passed in the Pro Life Bill SB5?

Several important laws were passed in this pro-life bill. According to Texas Right to Life, Senate Bill 5 would affirm the state's interest in protecting the lives of preborn children who feel pain by banning abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization.  Senate Bill 5 also requires all abortion clinics to meet the same health and safety regulations as an ambulatory surgical center, requires a doctor providing abortions to secure admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, and lastly, requires a doctor to personally administer the abortion-inducing drugs to the patient.


  1. This article begs to differ:

    1. that article only talks about the special session. that website does not even recognize that the Dewhurst led senate passed the pro life bills in regular session but it was STRAUS that killed the pro life bills in regular session without even letting them to go a vote on the floor where they were certain to pass

  2. all Dewhurst and the Republican Senators had to do was "call the question" and the debate would have been over. Once a Senator calls the question all debate is over and it immediately goes to a vote. Why didn't they do that?

  3. There's a reason "pro-life" bills die. They're unconstitutional. Are y'all in such a fervor to force women to birth every baby possible that you forget about Roe v. wade? If you're so set on "pro-life" bills, find an island and start a national that doesn't already have laws against them on the books. Just don't start looking for hand outs when you have rampant birth defects and too many mouths to feed.

  4. To the above poster that cites Roe v. Wade, please read the ruling. The decision allows abortion during the first trimester, but declares that the state has legitimate interests in protecting both the pregnant woman’s health and the potentiality of human life after the point of viability. The Texas bill attempts to regulate against a Gosnell-type clinic (protecting the health of the woman; it will cost more, but Obamacare provides coverage) and allows abortion until the second trimester during the twentieth week (viability has been thought to be at week 24, so that portion could be challenged, but the basis for week 20 in humanitarian, as a baby is believed to feel pain after that point.