Statements about Abortion
"Wendy Davis opposes any limits on abortion."
Says David Dewhurst "went out for drinks" during Senate debate on abortion bill.
Only "four countries in the world… allow abortions after 20 weeks" of pregnancy.
Says that each year, about 25,000 American women become pregnant through rape or incest.
Says if Texas abortion measure passes, "someone living in El Paso would have to drive 550 miles each way to San Antonio for something as simple as cervical cancer screening."
Says a growing number of extremely premature babies survive into healthy childhood.
Says Texas has more than 80,000 abortions each year.
"Abortion is the second-most conducted surgical procedure in this country."
Says $800,000 cost of Texas special legislative session would pay for 1.6 million condoms, 90,000 months of the pill or 20 full-time sexual health educators.
Says Wendy Davis, "born into difficult circumstances," was the daughter of a single mother and a teenage mother herself.
Says unsuccessful Texas abortion legislation "was supported by a majority of" Texans.
Says 92 percent of Texas counties had no abortion provider in 2008.
Says a "rape kit" can be used to "clean out" women, "basically like" dilation and curettage.
Says abortions are decreasing.
Says Jeff Wentworth was the only Republican to vote against the Texas measure requiring women to have a sonogram before receiving an abortion.
Says Gloria Steinem once called Kay Bailey Hutchison a "female impersonator."
"Nearly 45 percent of the women who receive health screenings through (the Women’s Health Program) do so at a Planned Parenthood health center."
Says that in fiscal year 2010, "nearly 80 percent of women served" in the Texas Women’s Health Program received services from a provider other than a Planned Parenthood clinic.
Says he signed legislation leading to 12 Texas abortion clinics being closed.
On instances when abortions should be allowed.
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