Call Now, Vote Is Today to Defund Planned Parenthood! Live Blogging

June 27, 2011


Statement on passage of SB 7 and other efforts to cut funding to Planned Parenthood. LibertyInstituteStatmentSB7

Update:  SB 7 passes Texas House 96-48.  Now Senate needs to adopt the bill.  Now Tx Senate has to vote on this today.  Vote coming any minute.  Follow quick updates at our FB page.!/pages/Liberty-Institute-Texas/188607107843102

Update: 11:15 a.m.  SB 7 is being discussed/debated on House Floor, expected that votes are there for SB 7 to pass.

SB 7 contains pro-life provisions under which Planned Parenthood stands to lose at least $17 million per year in taxpayer funds and SB 7 prevents use of county taxpayer funds for abortions.  SB 7 contains improved pro-life language that is agreed to by SB 7 authors  — Rep. Zerwas and Sen. Nelson – and Rep. Bryan Hughes, Rep. Sid Miller and other pro-life members of the Texas House and Senate. SB 7 is expected to come to a vote TODAY in the House and Senate!  The Texas House starts working at 10 a.m. today.

The day to defund Planned Parenthood in Texas is TODAY. Please call your House member and Senator NOW to ask them to support SB 7!

Check back on the blog later today for updates.

SB 7, With Defund Planned Parenthood Provisions, Being Debated on House Floor

June 8, 2011

Update: SB 7 passes, final vote is tomorrow

4:00 p.m.

Rep. Christian lays out his amendment preventing hospital districts from using property tax dollars to pay for abortions, which Travis County (Austin) currently does at the tune of $450,000 a year.  Planned Parenthood is a big beneficiary of this taxpayer money.  Point of order overruled.

Naishtat now raises a point of order on the Christian amendment.

Debate breaking out on vaccine issue.

Rep. Zerwas has laid out SB 7 on the Texas House floor, and the debate/discussion has begun.

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