Texas Joins Lawsuit Against Obamacare’s Abortifacient and Contraception Mandate

February 28, 2012

The State of Texas has joined in the lawsuit against Obamacare’s mandate for contraception and abortifacient drug coverage.  Texas now joins Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma and South Carolina in the fight for religious liberty.

Liberty Institute’s supports the state’s stand on this important issue:

“We are in full agreement with the actions taken by the State of Texas in its efforts to dismantle Obamacare,” said Jonathan Saenz, Director of Legislative Affairs with the Liberty Institute. “On behalf of all religious organizations, we want to add our voice to the outcry taking place throughout Texas and the nation by sending a message to the President that we are well aware and not naive to his ever-growing and deceptive ploys that continue to violate religious beliefs protected by the First Amendment.”

Contact other state Attorney Generals and ask that your state get involved

Check out Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott discussing the lawsuit here.


Texas Medical Association: Senate Plan is “Bad Medicine”; Liberal Texas Democrat is Texas Point man For Obama

November 23, 2009

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) has released a statement opposing the Senate version of the Government Takeover of healthcare.  Click here for their release. http://www.texmed.org/Template.aspx?id=8201

Quorum Report is reporting that Democrat State Representative, Garnet Coleman (D-Houston), is criticizing the TMA’s position. 

The QR piece says that the Obama Whitehouse asked Rep. Coleman to a be a pointman in Texas for selling healthcare reform. 

It should frighten all Texans that Obama wants Coleman to be a leader on healthcare issues, and it should tell us something about what type of “reform” Obama is seeking.

 Who is State Representative Garnet Coleman?  Well just a few recent details.  He supported HB 2221, by Rep. Jessica Farrar (D-Houston),  filed this past Texas Legislative session, which would have forced Texas hospitals to give out emergency contraception (which can cause an abortion) to alleged sexual assault vicitms.  This would apply to public and private hospitals, including Catholic (as was specifically pointed out during the testimony of another person) and other faith-based hospitals, which would force doctors to violate their conscience by forcing them to participate in causing an abortion.

Can you say – taxpayer funded abortions?

This bill received a hearing in the House Public Health committee, and committee member Rep. Coleman (D-Houston), thundered away at us, in favor of this bill, when we testified against it.  Thankfully, this bill was never voted out of this committee.

Rep. Coleman himself, filed a bill during the now ended Texas Legislative session, H.B. 2968, that would have removed the current law that informs women, as a part of informed consent before an abortion, that there is a possibility of increased risk of breast cancer following an induced abortion.  This bill thankfully never received a hearing. 

These two bills failed in Texas Legislative session, but are prime examples for what the government is capable of doing when it has ultimate control over healthcare.  Forcing Catholic and other faith-based hospitals and healthcare providers to cause abortions, against their conscience, and censoring information about risks to women is the wrong directions for our state and our country.

Is this the type of reform Obama and Congress want for healthcare?


Congressman Lloyd Doggett Gets an Earful on his home turf, in Austin on Obama Health Care

August 3, 2009

Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin), according to others, asked his constituents to come out and “bend his ear” on the so-called attempt to “reform” health, which President Obama has been lobbying for in the past month or so.

Well, Rep. Lloyd Doggett should have had no trouble hearing the response he received, loud and clear.

Click here to see the video.  Thanks to our local citizen activists for bringing this to the attention of many.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8UjY3YDlwA

So I guess now Rep. Doggett will listen to his constituents and vote against Obamacare?  (Update: appears his answer is “NO”)  See Rep. Doggett’s statement here. http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/politics/entries/2009/08/03/doggett_says_hes_more_resolved.html?cxntfid=blogs_postcards

This story has gained national attention and has been commented on by numerous national writers, including Michelle Malkin.  http://michellemalkin.com/2009/08/02/grass-roots-revolt-in-austin-tx-just-say-no-to-obamacare/

What do you think? Post your comments here.


Stop the Abortion Mandate!! Stop Planned Parenthood Funding by Taxpayers!! Live Webcast Tomorrow!!

July 22, 2009

Tomorrow, on Thursday, July 23rd, a live webcast will take place at 8 p.m. Central.  You’ll remember we informed you that Planned Parenthood was busted in April for performing illegal abortions in TEXAS!!  click here for details. https://texaslegislativeupdate.wordpress.com/2009/04/14/state-orders-cease-desist-against-illegal-planned-parenthood-facilities-in-texas/.

You’ll also recall that Planned Parenthood just closed all of its El Paso facilities, So They Are On The Run and THEY WANT MORE MONEY FROM YOU, THE TAXPAYER!!  https://texaslegislativeupdate.wordpress.com/2009/06/29/planned-parenthood-closes-6-clinics-in-el-paso/

“Help block one of the greatest threats to human life since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision imposed abortion on America…”

Join the URGENT nationwide webcast event on Thursday,
July 23, to prevent Washington D.C. bureaucrats and abortion industry lobbyists from forcing YOU to pay for abortions.

Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion chain, received more than $350 million in taxpayer funding last year and ended the year with a $112 million surplus.

Now they want EVEN MORE!

Click here for details and to REGISTER for the WEBCAST!  http://www.stoptheabortionmandate.com/

 Click here to Contact your Congressman and tell he/she to vote against taxpayer funded abortions http://capwiz.com/freemarket/home/

Read the CNN story on this issue. http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/07/22/health.care.abortion/index.html


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