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Texas Governor Signs Bill to Protect Babies Born Alive During Abortions
On Friday, Texas became the latest state to provide protections to infants who survive abortions, the Texas Tribune reports.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law House Bill 16, which requires abortion practitioners to provide basic medical care to infants who survive abortions. Individuals who violate the law face third-degree felony charges and a fine up to $100,000. The bill also mandates any individual who has knowledge of a failure to comply with the law to report it to the attorney general.
‚ÄúThe physician must exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious physician would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age,‚ÄĚ the bill reads. ‚Äú'Professional skill, care, and diligence‚Äô includes a requirement that the physician who performed or attempted the abortion...
Our own Rhode Island Governor, Gina Raimondo, just signed an extreme abortion law onto the books, murder up until the moment of delivery, as one of the changes. The law only takes effect should Roe vs Wade be overturned, and will supersede anything at the Federal level, so the State's are being pro-active, taking, just in case, measures to protect the woman's right to choose murder, for any reason. My body, my choice, blah, blah, blah...a human baby in the womb has no constitutional rights, and neither does a father, for that matter.
Here is a statement from a Rhode Island Democrat who voted in favor of the bill:
"However, Sen. Sandra Cano, a Pawtucket Democrat who's pregnant, said she can't impose her faith through the legislative process so she supported the bill."
"Who cares what God Himself has to say...this is about women's rights", is basically what Cano was saying.