By Donna Garner
This coming Monday, July 8, 2013, the Senate Health and Human Services Committee will hear SB 1 (authored by Sen. Glen Hegar) at 10:00 A. M. SB 1 is the companion bill to pro-life bill HB 2 that passed the House State Affairs Committee last Tuesday night.
Sen. Jane Nelson is the chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and has a strong conservative record. Her committee is to meet at 10:00 A. M. in Room E1.036 in the Capitol extension with witness registration to begin at 9:00 A. M. outside Room E1.036.
The time allotted to each witness will be limited to 2 minutes. Written testimony may be turned into the clerk to be distributed to the members of the committee. If submitting written testimony, please provide 20 copies with your name on each copy. (Parking information is posted at the bottom of this e-mail.)
These are the members of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee:
Chair: Sen. Jane Nelson
Members: Senators Bob Deuell, Joan Huffman, Robert Nichols, Charles Schwertner, Larry Taylor, Carlos Uresti, Royce West, Zaffirini
Also, please come to the Rally for Life at 7:00 P. M. on Monday, July 8, 2013, at the Capitol Grounds, Austin Texas. Because the state and national news media will undoubtedly cover this rally, it will be important to have as many pro-life/pro-family people as possible to let this nation know that Texans care about the unborn and about making sure that abortions are not performed on babies past the 20 weeks mark when they most certainly can feel pain.
We pro-life/pro-family Texans also want our nation to know that we believe in protecting women by making sure that abortion facilities meet strict surgical standards of care. We do not want a Kermit Gosnell “House of Horrors” nor the type of abortion facilities in Houston, Texas, that are being investigated for similar atrocities.
The Harris County D. A.’s Office is investigating Dr. Douglas Karpen, Houston abortionist, because three informants have provided cell phone photos and have given testimony saying that Karpen “goes one shocking step further” than Dr. Kermit Gosnell. “Karpen kills the babies with his bare hands by twisting their necks execution style…”
One of Karpen’s surgical assistants who worked for him for 15 years has stated, “When he did an abortion, especially an over 20 week abortion, most of the time the fetus would come completely out before he cut the spinal cord or he introduced one of the instruments into the soft spot of the fetus, in order to kill the fetus….I thought, well, it’s an abortion you know, that’s what he does, but I wasn’t aware that it was illegal…Most of the time we would see him where the fetus would come completely out and of course, the fetus would still be alive.”
Partial-birth abortion (as reported above) has been illegal in the United States since 2003 and is defined as “the person performing the abortion deliberately and intentionally vaginally delivers a living fetus until, in the case of a head-first presentation, the entire fetal head is outside the body of the mother, or, in the case of breech presentation, any part of the fetal trunk past the navel is outside the body of the mother…then kills the baby.”
When passed and signed into law, SB 1 and HB 2 will prohibit the atrocities as committed by Gosnell in Philadelphia and purportedly by Karpen in Houston.
To learn more:
5.17.13 – “Douglas Karpen, Who Kills Babies Born Alive” – by Steven Ertelt — http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/17/new-web-site-exposes-douglas-karpen-who-kills-babies-born-alive/
5.17.13 – “Houston doctor accused of illegal abortions” – by Brian Rogers, Houston Chronicle —http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Houston-doctor-accused-of-illegal-abortions-4519565.php
7.3.13 – YouTube video — “A Tale of Two Texas Senators: Wendy Davis and Donna Campbell” – 6-minute video produced by WomenOnTheWall.org #Stand4Life —
PARKING – WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE
· Capitol Visitor Parking Lot* – 1201 San Jacinto Blvd, east of the Capitol. Seehttp://www.tspb.state.tx.us/SPB/Plan/Parking.htm
· Meter parking* – meters are limited around the Capitol and you must move your car after 3 hours.
*Double Tree Suites – 303 W. 15th Street, west of the Capitol.
*Bob Bullock Museum – 1800 N. Congress, north of the Capitol.
*Wells Fargo Garage, 400 W 15th St., west of the Capitol.