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Texas Doesn’t Like Abortion, So They've Decided To Sue Obama

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Play your political games from your cushy, glided thrones, sacrificing basic needs for 100,000 women is a small price to pay, right? Boo!

So, Texas has a law (nicknamed the "poison pill" legislation) that prohibits funding of entities that promote or perform abortions, which passed in 2011. This law also states that if the federal government does not agree to this waiver, the program must be terminated.

Well, Texas has decided to sue the Obama administration for abiding by their own laws when they had to cease federal funding being given to the Texas Women’s Health Program because of Texas’ decision to prohibit funding of institutions that promote/perform abortions.

The lawsuit states:

"(The decision) violates the Constitution of the United States by seeking to commandeer and coerce the states' lawmaking processes into awarding taxpayer subsidies to elective abortion providers."

Cindy Mann, the director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has said that the federal government had no choice but to not renew the program because Texas’ refusal of funding programs that deal with abortions goes against federal law.

This is so utterly ridiculous, we can't even take it seriously…and it seems Texas law makers AND the federal government don't either.

Because it IS extremely serious. The only people who will actually suffer from this battle of ego are the 100,000 plus low-income women who benefit from the now destitute Women’s Health Program.

The program also performed breast and cervical cancer screenings and provided birth control. Were these women ever consulted when all this shiz was going down?? HAH, of course not.

PERHAPS if Texas hadn't introduced the "poison pill" legislation back in 2011 which instigated this whole conflict, then NONE of this would be happening right now, and the lives of citizens wouldn't be so easily dismissed.

Rick Perry HAS said that the state will provide some sort of state-funded alternative…but we are skeptical about what THAT will look like.

Way to go TEXAS government officials…our hearts go out to all the Texans who will suffer because of you.

What are Ur thoughts on this whole fuster cluck of a situation????

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36 comments to “Texas Doesn’t Like Abortion, So They've Decided To Sue Obama”



  1. 1

    I support every whores right to murder an unborn baby because she couldnt keep her dam legs closed. Sure if it helps tell your self its a womans right to choose, or how its not really a baby until the magical month the law says it is or whatever. You only have to look at the smoke pouring out of the chimneys of abortion clinics around Aemrica to realise we didnt learn a thing from the gas chambers of Auschwitz. take the pill, wear a rubber do what you have to if you are a slut but dont add murder to that slate.



  2. 2

    Religion always tries to screw with people personal choice. I remember viewing a video not long ago about a couple getting hounded at an abortion clinic, but the baby had a rare disorder and wouldn't live past 1 year. So there are times it's appropriate. It should never be used as birth control, but It's not a black and white issue.

  3. buck says – reply to this


    3

    Here's an alternative headline Hilton……"Texas Does Not Want Babies Killed, Sue's Obama"



  4. 4

    It is frightening to see how America is regressing. These people that want to ban abortions the same people who harshly criticize single mothers, want to cut benefits to low income families, and want to make it difficult to get birth control. If they are going to cut abortion, they should legislate paid maternity leave, workplace and in school daycares, lower university costs, and harsher dead-beat dad laws. Banning abortion promotes poverty.



  5. 5

    Can't we just let Texas succeed from the union and let all the people who want to revert back to the 1800s go there and live, I mean they can have Santorum and Perry and put up a big fence and take everybody who wants their decisions made for them and they can live happily ever after. I mean really Texas sucks anyway!



  6. 6

    No one should "like" abortion!

  7. buck says – reply to this


    7

    Re: Rocketboy – I know…I hate when religion gets in the way of murder.



  8. 8

    Re: like!!!COLON!!! whatever! – No one 'likes' abortion. Abortion providers see it as a last resort - it is not touted as a birth control method. And 99% of women who have an abortion do not take it lightly. But it is often the best decision for the lives of the mother and her family. One way to have less abortions is to have more support, as I said earlier. But that is not going to happen.



  9. 9

    No human after they are born are allowed to be killed based on somebody's else opinion on their looks, intelligence, and age so why do we allow that form of discrimination before somebody is born.



  10. 10

    As a woman who lives in Texas all her life, and that comes from a low income bg, I think this law is totally whack. You can be a whore all you like but that is your business and not the state. Taking away birth control for women is a health choice that needs to be obliterated. Besides all the minor things like blood clots and stroke (which is a side effect of most medicines) it helps to prevent ovarian caner and bring balance to women hormones. So if I want to take a whore pill for my health, I should have it funded or reduced funded by the federal government. The fact that I can't do that now b/c some jackass dick has to have his 2 cent on how I want to take the pill and for what reason I want to use it for.. dumb fuck. Abortion: promotes poverty bc now we have children (human beings) growing up to poor mothers, uneducated mothers and even promoting more crimes in the future, put women on the pill and it will decrease the problem. Educate men to not rape women instead of just focusing on women to prevent rape. Educate people to have better sex, be a smarter whore, instead of preventing them from being smart by taking away the pill… so what is next? We are going to take away condoms too b/c it does the same shit as a pill, but oh wait, it also prevents the infection and spread of diseases that can actually kill you bitch.



  11. 11

    Re: Rocketboy – Owning a human slave was a personal legal choice 200 years ago. Abortion will be seen the same way 100 years from now.



  12. 12

    Here's a thought. Want an abortion? Pay for it yourself. The tax payers of Texas OR ANY OTHER state for that matter shouldnt be forced to pay for it.



  13. 13

    Of course there is gray area, as with anything, but to call a woman's ability to have an abortion a basic right is ridiculous. While I agree that outlawing it would do more harm than good, for it to be funded does raise concerns for many, including those taxpayers that oppose it. Additionally, abortion SHOULD be left to the states, just as gay marriage is. I'm sure if there was a federal mandate outlawing gay marriage, Perez would be talking out of the other side of his mouth.



  14. 14

    Abortions are rampant in places (like Latin America) where it is illegal. Four million are performed every year, and hundreds of thousands of women die, and they are mostly POOR! The men on here commenting don't deserve an opinion on this subject. And to the women on here who want to make this practice illegal, you need to ask yourselves the serious question "why"?



  15. 15

    Ironic that Texas is the leading state for the death penalty yet is preaching 'pro-life'. What a bunch of hypocrites. And I really don't see the difference between the right-wing republicans and the taliban… both trying to bring back ancient laws.



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  17. 17

    There are some men and women who wear protection and take the pill only to later find themselves with child. There are also women who get raped and find themselves carrying an unwanted child. We see so many children getting murdered in the news or abused by parents because of unwanted pregnancy while I agree maybe you shouldn't have children if you don't want them but it's a woman right to do as she pleases. It's HER body afterall. The government doesn't want to provide help in anyway to ppl who need it and that is so sad. Maybe they should take a stand against men who claim to want children then straight up leave their woman pregnant without any consequence. It takes 2 ppl to create a child and I don't see men paying for anything in the long rung except if a mother decides to peruse child support if they even can because some men don't work in order not to pay. So I'm thinking stricter laws on men should be enforced as well if a woman has to suffer. I hear enforced removal of sperm to those who never wish to marry but have the need to spread there seed wherever they want! Problem solved….



  18. 18

    Remember when Obama was in the Senate, he voted for a bill that allows INFANTICIDE
    That was where if the aborted baby was removed from the mothers body, and the baby was alive, it could be KILLED



  19. 19

    Re: MR Pete – What's your beef MR Pete? Are you willing to raise the unwanted children?



  20. 20

    [re=6032964]R
    If you wan to have an abortion, fine
    but dont wait, have it in the first 3 months of conception, not weeks before the baby is due e: kappuhcheenoh[/re]



  21. 21

    my god i despise this state (im stuck living here) perry has ruined the state and the southern politics need to fucking realise that abortion is legal and men shoudl keep their fucking nose out of womens business.



  22. 22

    Re: MR Pete – You're either a troll, or one of those whackos that actually thinks abortions are done in the third trimester….
    It's actually illegal to have an abortion "weeks before" a baby is born…
    Most people who know they aren't ready to have a child and make the right decision for their own personal situations (be it to keep the fetus or not) don't WANT to wait around til zero hour…you're obviously a man, because if you were a woman you'd know how much pregnancy is a stress on the body and most people don't remain pregnant for 7-8 months just to abort…idiot.



  23. 23

    Re: valleygirl86
    Just so you know, as there is a lot of misinformation about this…
    ABORTIONS ARE NOT PAID FOR BY TAXPAYERS.
    They are paid for by the person seeking one, or by their insurance company…which is either a result of having your own private insurance, or your employer giving employee health care benefits. There is even usually still a co-pay.
    Taxpayers DO, on the other hand, pay for welfare programs for those with unwanted children, which include foster care programs for kids whose parents are so unfit that they are removed…just sayin'.
    (taxpayers also have nothing to do with the new birth control coverage mandate)



  24. 24

    Re: cheesuschrimbus – So true. If abortions and birth control were funded for the poor - the people who need it most, it would save so much money on welfare. Not only that, but state funded birth control would significantly tackle problems of poverty, which in turn lowers the crime rate.



  25. 25

    Someone got the title of this article wrong. It should read, "Texas Doesnt Like Women So They Have Decided to Try to Screw the Feds instead." Why are the boys in Texas govt so pissed off? They've already screwed about 200,000 women already(does that make THEM sluts?) Texas govt had already cut the funding for women's health by more than half before this even happened and they knew the feds would cut them off when they violated medicaid rules by discriminating against providers. So these womenhaters knew this would happen! What's wrong with the voters in Texas? It might just be a good idea to shove the whole place back down the anus of Mexico, oh, and take that unevolved ape brain mattyvoyager with them.



  26. 26

    Re: rosebud99 – No, banning abortion promotes using other ways to avoid getting pregnant. Many women use abortion as a form of birth control. That's plain irresponsible. I'm all for abortion in cases of rape and maybe if the baby/mother will die of some condition, but if you're getting abortions because you forgot to take your pill or put on a condom then you're an irresponsible and heartless person. Maybe if certain cases of abortion were banned - like what I said above - then people would think twice before having unprotected sex with anyone that walks in front of them. Yes, it ruins it for those in dire situations, but that's life. Some ruin things for all because of their stupidity.



  27. 27

    Texas madness can go far far away!



  28. 28

    everyone seems to forget that it's ALREADY ILLEGAL FOR TAX PAYER MONEY TO GO TO ABORTIONS. whether you agree or disagree with abortions, I don't give a shit and that's definitely not the point. the point IS- they are denying basic health coverage for women bc planned parenthood provides abortion services (which is less than 1% of what they do) MAKES PERFECT SENSE. not really. not really at all. thank god the supreme court made the decision to legalize abortions based off of facts and void of religion.



  29. 29

    Re: MR Pete – That is, quite simply, incorrect. What Obama did was vote "present" on a bill that added a personhood amendment to the existing pro-choice bill of 1975. He later voted to uphold the original wording of the bill, which again, was written in 1975. Educate yourself.



  30. 30

    Re: JerseyGirlll – this is factually not true. look up stats before the passing of roe vs wade. there was actually more abortions when abortions were illegal.



  31. 31

    Re: Pocket24 – I never commented on the number of abortions, I simply said that women like to use them as a form of birth control which is irresponsible and reckless.



  32. 32

    Re: JerseyGirlll – you said "banning abortion promotes other ways of not getting pregnant." this is not true, there were more abortions when abortions were banned.



  33. 33

    Re: Pocket24 – Okay, but it doesn't change the fact that women use abortion as birth control, which is what should be illegal. THAT is my point. I don't care about any statistics, because the fact is that no matter the numbers/when they were taken, some women recklessly get pregnant and repeatedly have abortions, and don't use any other type of birth control.



  34. 34

    Re: JerseyGirlll – how are you coming to this conclusion? the #1 reason stated for abortion is lack of healthcare. clearly, you don't care about facts. lol



  35. 35

    Re: Pocket24 – LOL You're so funny. I know that women use abortions as birth control because I know college students whose friends repeatedly have abortions after getting pregnant following drunken nights. Younger women who are less educated about birth control and plain stupid tend to have abortions when they get pregnant, rather than taking measures to prevent pregnancies in the future. I'm not saying that 90% of women who get abortions use them as forms of birth control, I'm just saying that some do and THAT IMO should be made illegal. That's why they have other ways to avoid pregnancy. Condoms aren't expensive. Maybe monthly pills are, but put on a damn rubber and stop killing your babies because you're irresponsible. That is ALL I'm saying. Waiting for your sure to be sarcastic and smug response. 3, 2, 1…



  36. 36

    Re: Pocket24 – In other words, I've HEARD of examples like these. Plenty of times. Through people I know. Women DO use abortions as birth control. So, rather than putting your faith in statistics that are mostly guesses and generalizations, why don't you take a look at some of the individual cases of abortions and reasons behind them?