¡Taking Charge! Personal Responsibility and Reducing Abortion in Texas

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  1. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

    Lone Star Logic

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    Don't worry, ladies, Tony's got ye covered.

    My stepmother is from Texas, and she absolutely despises the proposition that claiming her Lone Star pride means answering for the crazy shit that goes on down there. To the other, she is hardly unrealistic; to the one, she lives in the Pacific Northwest, and, to the other, if you ask her what I'm supposed to tell my daughter about Texas, her answer is, "Stay out of Texas."

    Hell would anyone worry about Texas right now, anyway?

    A Republican lawmaker in Texas who proposed a bill that would criminalize abortion said the policy would force women to be “more personally responsible” for their sexual behavior.

    “Right now, it's real easy,” State Rep. Tony Tinderholt (R) told the Texas Observer. “Right now, they don't make it important to be personally responsible because they know that they have a backup of 'oh, I can just go get an abortion.' Now, we both know that consenting adults don't always think smartly sometimes. But consenting adults need to also consider the repercussions of the sexual relationship that they're gonna have, which is a child.”

    Tinderholt's bill, the Abolition of Abortion in Texas Act, would ban abortion at every stage of pregnancy and amend the state's penal code to allow women and providers to be charged with murder for the procedure. The bill has no exceptions for rape or incest, because Tinderholt said he doesn't think “there should be any exceptions to murder, no matter what.”


    Because, yeah, that shitforbrains the Republican from Texas House District Ninety-Four―Arlington, Pantego, Dalworthington Gardens & environs―has a half a clue what he's on about.

    Meanwhile, if the problem is personal responsibility and considering repercussions, then perhaps Mr. Tinderholt ought to consider a sexual harassment bill criminalizing continuing pursuit, courtship, pestering, or otherwise after the first refusal. You know, a felony for saying, "Come on, baby!" Up it a class if he calls her a bitch, cunt, or dyke.

    I wonder if men in Texas are ready for the personal responsibility of basic decency?

    Anybody want to open a book on whether or not Mr. Tinderholt cares?

    Meanwhile, the Arlington fishwagger's absurd abolitionism raises a good point:

    ¡Take Charge! ― What can Texas men do to help reduce unwanted, unexpected, and unplanned pregnancies?​


    Bassett, Laura. "Texas Lawmaker: Jail Time For Abortions Would Make Women 'More Personally Responsible' For Sex". The Huffington Post. 24 January 2017. HuffingtonPost.com. 24 January 2017. http://huff.to/2jPM8YP

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