Texas to better inform abortion-minded women

Monday, August 1, 2016
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

pregnancy ultrasoundTexas is considering updating the pamphlet it issues to the women seeking to terminate their preborn children's lives so that the booklet includes information on a major concern.

The 2003 Woman's Right to Know law requires that information on the risks of abortion be provided in writing in advance of an abortion, so the Department of State Health Services in The Lonestar State is making some updates.

One aspect is a resource directory for women who choose life for their children. The proposed booklet would let women know that their preborn babies have the ability to feel pain in the womb and that Texas law prohibits abortions after 19 weeks for that reason.

Abortion radicals want the booklet to refer to the child as a fetus instead of an unborn child or baby.

Emily Horne of Texas Right to Life tells OneNewsNow another section explains proven links between abortion, miscarriages, and different forms of cancer.

"They were actually really great to put that in the old booklet, and some of that is going to get updated," she reports. "We are asking them to put the references to different studies, but the language about the link is in both additions, which I am proud of the Department of doing that 13 years ago, and they're keeping it in again."

Another proposal calls for aborted children to be cremated or buried rather than disposed of as medical waste or deposited in sewers and landfills.

Public comment has been closed, and both sides of the debate are waiting for the new booklet. 

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