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Texas Passes Legislation Banning Late-Term Abortions

Mike2048 Wrote: Jul 10, 2013 11:07 AM
Absolutely because the States OR Congress have no power whatsoever to prevent women from traveling from State A where abortion is illegal, to State B where it is legal. State A is absolutely powerless to prevent a woman from leaving its borders to have an abortion. The Privileges and Immunities Clause guarantees 110% unrestricted travel from State to State in order to find the best combination of laws a person wants. This Clause eviscerates Congress' power to regulate travel for ANY purpose, including abortion. A woman is 110% free to fly from Oklahoma to New York, and there is no Legislature, Court, or Law Enforcement that has the power to stop it. If Roe v. Wade is overturned, Conservatives are going to have to realize that it will come at the expense of Federal power to regulate abortion, and the expense of State's being only allowed to regulate abortions that actually happen within their own borders.

After a long three week battle and lots of pro-abortion grand standing, the Texas House passed legislation late Tuesday night banning abortions after five months while requiring abortion clinics meet basic medical standards. More from Life News:

After a full day of debate and pro-life votes to defeat almost two dozen pro-abortion amendments to weaken the bill, Texas legislators successfully approved on second reading a bill that will ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Lawmakers voted 98-49 for the bill on second reading and a third reading vote is forthcoming, likely tomorrow, but the same margin is...
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