Five reasons to stay away from Texas right now
Your mother used to say, if you don’t have anything nice to say about someone, don’t say anything. But mom didn’t say anything about a whole state, did she? -- Paul Whitefield
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Abortion rights( Louis Deluca / Dallas Morning News / EPA / June 25, 2013 )
This post has been updated; see below.
Texas has been in the news this week with its fight over controversial legislation restricting abortion rights.
The battle made a hero out of Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis of Ft. Worth, above, whose marathon filibuster staved off a vote on the measure. But her triumph appears short-lived; Gov. Rick Perry has called the legislature back into session on Monday to take up the bill again.
It appears virtually certain that when it comes to the right to an abortion, the Lone Star State's message to women will be "git along little ladies."
ALSO: Texas just won't stop messing with abortion rights
[Updated July 31, 6 p.m.: Texas lawmakers did indeed pass ¿ and, on July 18, Perry signed -- a restrictive bill on abortion. But was that enough for the Lone Star State¿s conservative leadership? Hardly. There¿s a new proposal on the table, Senate Bill 42, that would require pregnant women to take an adoption education course before obtaining an abortion. Seems some Texans just can¿t get enough of trampling on a woman¿s constitutionally protected right to an abortion.]