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Texas Weighs Ban on Women

AUSTIN —Republican lawmakers in the Texas State Senate are proposing a precedent-setting new bill that would make it illegal for women to live in the state.

Senator Harland Dorrinson, one of the many pro-life lawmakers backing the woman ban, crafted his bill after witnessing Senator Wendy Davis filibuster an anti-abortion bill last month.

“That was our moment to say, ‘Enough is enough,’ ” he said. “This comes down to a choice between life and women, and we choose life.”

Senator Dorrinson said his bill would call for a twenty-foot woman-proof fence to be constructed along the borders of the state.

“Women are great at talking, but not at climbing,” he observed.

But another G.O.P. state senator, Cal Jamson, believes that the total ban on women goes “too far” and is proposing a less draconian bill that would allow some women to remain in the state as guest workers.

“Texas needs women to cook, clean, and cheerlead,” he said. “If they show that they can do those things and stay out of politics, there could be a pathway to citizenship.”

From Andy Borowitz, of course!

Posted by onestepforward | Thu Jul 11, 2013, 04:58 PM (7 replies)

1,100 attend rally in downtown Houston for Texas women


An estimated 1,100 people packed Discovery Green in downtown Houston Tuesday night for the "Stand with Texas Women" bus tour.

Democratic lawmakers from the Texas Senate and officials from Planned Parenthood said women deserve to make decisions for their own bodies.

"Are you really ticked off? Have you really had enough? It's been a long time since we have been in power," said Sen. Rodney Ellis (D) of Houston. "I'll tell you friends, we have to show that crowd in power that we have waited too long. We have fought too hard. We have come too far and we have gotten too damn smart to let them stay in power."

When Sen. Sylvia Garcia (D), of Houston, suggested that Texas elect a female governor, the crowd erupted cheering for Sen. Wendy Davis.

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Posted by onestepforward | Wed Jul 10, 2013, 11:21 PM (7 replies)
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