Politics Texas: Abortion bill battle comes to near blows on House floor

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    Rep. Jonathan Stickland



    AUSTIN -- Two Texas Republican lawmakers nearly got into a fist fight on the state House floor late Sunday night after a priority of anti-abortion activists surprisingly failed to make it onto the calendar ahead of a key deadline.

    Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford, got in the face of Rep. Byron Cook, R-Corsicana, at around 9:30 p.m., shortly after Senate Bill 575 died in the last pre-deadline Calendars Committee meeting on a 7-7 vote.

    Three Republicans -- Reps. Sarah Davis, Debbie Riddle and Patricia Harless -- joined with minority Democrats to oppose the bill, which would ban health insurance plans in the state from covering abortion.

    "You gave me your word!" Stickland yelled at Cook during a brief confrontation that was broken up by security officers.

    Cook explained afterward that Stickland thought Cook had violated a deal the two had struck earlier in the day.

    Stickland had agreed to drop another anti-abortion proposal, which would eliminate an exception allowing late-term abortions if the fetus is found to have a severe fetal abnormality that could make survival unlikely. In return, he had been promised movement on Senate Bill 575.

    But Cook said he never promised the bill would actually pass, only that it would get a vote in the Calendars Committee.

    "My commitment was to get the bill to Calendars," said Cook, who added that he voted for the bill in the committee. "What I can't do is interfere with other members' ability to vote their conscience."

    Stickland, a tea party favorite, has fought repeatedly with the more mainstream House leadership during this year's legislative session. One such fight, over alleged tampering with a list of supporters of his bill, has led to a Department of Public Safety investigation.

    After the altercation with Cook, Stickland was seen talking heatedly with other members of leadership, as well as Davis, Riddle and Harless. He was not immediately available for comment.

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    Wish republicans would drop this nonsense. Abortion stops a beating heart... of a future democrat voter.
     
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    Apple the cat Moral conscience of the Shed

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    There's a problem with outlawing abortions now, and that problem is the knowledge to perform one is out there- may as well keep it legal and safe for those who choose to have one. Remember: If you're against abortion, don't have one.
     
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    How fucking stupid. If health insurance is prevented from covering abortion, it should also be prevented from covering Viagra, penile dysfunction corrective surgery, Vasectomies, and all other manner of things related.
     
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    Well said. And if you are a man use protection, or don't whine if she wants an abortion
     
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    My state is a goddamn embarrassment at times.
     
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    Go blow some republican, faggot

     
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    I have no idea who voted for that clown, not one person i know admitted to it.
     
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    I don't understand this issue...... It's been legal since what, the early 70s??? Get over it republicans-it's NOT getting overturned!
    Like I always say, if men had babies this would be a non issue ....
     
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    Yet two male Republican clowns were going to fist fight over it :giggle:
     
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    More tears please
     
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    conversely, if you're a slut, don't fuck every black guy down at the SSI office then complain and demand taxpayer money when the inevitable happens

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