This time, it’s NOT democrats.
In a 21-10 vote, Texas Senators passed Senate Bill 16. Abortion is, respectfully, a controversial topic, so let’s get the facts about SB 16.
Texas Senate Bill 16
- Dictates to Doctors what procedures they will perform on patients.
- Decrees to patients what procedures will be performed on them.
- Violates patient privacy privileges by mandating the patient’s information, including full medical information, be turned over to the Department of State Health Services.
Is the sudden ‘Right Shift’ going too far?
The Texas Medical Association commented on the bill: “The law would be the first time lawmakers have dictated when doctors must perform a procedure, and how they do it”
Texas is full of conservative small town suburbs, Bible believing, Southern Baptist church goers, who generally take a universally understood & accepted stance against abortion.
Isn’t government telling doctors & patients what to do contradictory to the Tea Party / Republican principles? Or is the acceptance of this bill a political exception because it deals with ‘abortion’? Introduce a bill that limits the amount of bullets and clip size for small arms and Tea Party / Republicans would quickly spring into action. “If we don’t allow magazines in automatic pistols to carry 35 bullets, then they’ll want to take our guns altogether. We must stop this bill! The sky is falling, the sky is falling!”
If Texas government wants to mandate medical procedures, there’s hardly any resistance because it’s regarding abortion. There’s no protestors in Austin screaming about smaller government. No Tea Party groups crying, “Less Government. More Freedom.” The rants linking government intervention to ‘killing grandma’ are suddenly gone.
The State of Texas wants the name and medical record from every patient turned over to the Department of State Health Services. And no one complains, because it’s regarding abortions. Republicans have long endorsed limited information to governments. Yet, where are they now?
There is little resistance to SB 16 because it’s social and political policies seem in line with a majority of Texan’s beliefs. Texas lawmakers betraying principles of freedom and privacy are being highly overshadowed by the word ‘abortion’.
Will Too Right become Too Wrong
The new ‘Right Shift’ is popular, convenient, and might even help win an election. Voters might soon taste betrayal from their democratically elected officials if they go too far.
As always, comments that are ON TOPIC are always welcome.