For the past 40+ years, the nation has been divided about the issue of abortion, each generation more intensely in favor of their side than the one before. The Supreme Court handed down their verdict in Roe v. Wade in 1973, and since then, conservatives have been determined to stop this killing of future generations. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott just signed a bill into law that will do just that.
With tens of millions of babies put to death on the altar of convenience since that fateful decision, the urgency has only increased to do something about these horrible procedures. To that end, conservatives have been trying to at least ensure that their tax payer dollars aren’t going to fund the murder that many are choosing to participate in.
Finally, the great state of Texas has gotten a bill to the desk of Governor Greg Abbott who signed it into law today that would restrict elective abortion funding using state money.
Via Life Site News:
AUSTIN, Texas, August 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed today a bill to restrict state funding for abortion insurance.
The new law will keep Texans from having to pay for elective abortions through their insurance plans.
“As a firm believer in Texas values I am proud to sign legislation that ensures no Texan is ever required to pay for a procedure that ends the life of an unborn child,” Gov. Abbott said. “This bill prohibits insurance providers from forcing Texas policy holders to subsidize elective abortions. I am grateful to the Texas legislature for getting this bill to my desk, and working to protect innocent life this special session.”
— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) August 15, 2017
HB-214, which the House passed last week and the Senate approved Sunday, applies to “elective” abortions and specifically includes an exemption for cases of medical emergency to save the mother’s life.
“What we’re saying here is: If you want to buy this coverage, you can buy it,” Republican Rep. John Smithee said during the House debate. “This isn’t about who can get an abortion. It is about who is forced to pay for an abortion.”
“Texas must take steps to prohibit taxpayer and premium dollars from subsidizing abortions that are not medically necessary,” Republican Sen. Brandon Creighton said.
This job isn’t done yet because elective abortions are still perfectly legal, but it’s good to know that we won’t be paying for them. It doesn’t get much more offensive than murder, which is what abortion amounts to for those who take the scientific approach.
I’d like to take a moment to address the “my body my choice” argument made by many feminists. They’re employing the faulty logic that since the life is taking place inside their womb, they get to call all the shots. Let’s take that analogy to another venue; let’s say that a shop you frequent has an owner that ascribes to the same principles. Does that mean that if you wander into this favorite hang out and the owner decides that since you’re in his store and everyone has to go by his rules he can beat you with whips? Legally he gets to do whatever he wants in his store, right? So what if he decided to rip your limbs off one by one or puncture your spinal chord and suck your brains out with a vacuum, is that OK?
No, it’s not OK because you are an individual with the right to live and exit his establishment with all the limbs and brains that you walked in with. And in this scenario, you would have walked into the store willingly, not forced in by the shop owner.
So yes, you do have a choice over your own body; don’t invite people to live there unless you plan to treat them with dignity. Just because it’s inside your body doesn’t mean that you get to break the law, because murder is still illegal.
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(Source: Life Site News)