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Comments Sought on Proposed Pro-Life AmendmentsTexas Bishops highly concerned with ruling that puts women at grave risk
by Texas Department of State Health Serivces
Comments on the Women's Right to Know booklet due Thursday, June 28. Current law requires abortion facilities to provide this booklet to women considering abortion. The proposed revisions include additional information on adoption, and social services and benefits for pregnant women.
Additional information about the booklet can be found at: http://dshs.texas.gov/wrtk/
Fetal Tissue Disposal rule comments due Saturday, July 30.
Current state rules allow the remains of aborted fetuses to be disposed of as "medical waste." The proposed amendments would prohibit this practice and require disposal of the remains through burial or cremation. More information available at: www.txcatholic.org
Comments on the proposed rules may be directed to Allison Hughes, DSHS at email@example.com. Please include the appropriate issue in the subject line of your email.
Helpers of God's Precious Infants
Saturday, August 20, 2016
8:30 am Mass @ Christ the Good Shepherd
18511 Klein Church Road, Spring, TX
followed by prayer outside Planned Parenthood, 4747 Louetta
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Project Rachel Post-Abortion Healing Retreat
Saturday, September 10, 2016
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Contact Office of Pro-Life Activities at 713.741.8728
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June 27, 2016 | Jennifer Carr Allmon - Executive Director, Texas Catholic Conference
AUSTIN — The US Supreme Court has decided, in a 5-3 decision, to strike down key provisions of Texas HB2, a law that protects women's safety while seeking an abortion.
The Texas State Legislature overwhelmingly approved HB2. The Texas Catholic Conference supported the passage of this pro-life law and submitted an Amicus brief to the court in support of the provisions challenged by Whole Women's Heath. Thousands of Texas Catholics have attended rallies and hearings in support of this bill. Its main purpose is to secure surgical center, health and safety standards for women seeking an abortion. Their lives are as precious as those of their children.
Surgical abortion is an invasive procedure that poses numerous and serious medical complications. The state has a legitimate interest in ensuring the maximum level of safety for the woman subjected to the procedure and that viable emergency care is available if complications such as hemorrhage, infection, uterine perforation, blood clots, cervical tears, or allergic reactions occur. It is irresponsible for physicians to perform this procedure without being able to provide follow-up treatment for the associated complications.
This ruling allows abortion doctors to continue to provide abortion in Texas with providing the needed safety provisions at clinics or follow-up care in hospitals. The Catholic Church in Texas, in communion with millions of Catholics across America and the world, will continue its efforts to protect life and human dignity from conception to natural death.
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