POSTED: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 9:56pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 8:37am
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — Last night's dramatic senate filibuster that prevented strong new anti-abortion measures from passing into law drew strong reaction, pro and con, from citizens in the Rio Grande Valley.
“Abortion, that’s a medical issue. That’s a women’s rights issue. Because women have the right to choose their own things at the hospital, you know, that goes on. ”
“I mean why would you want to kill a poor, innocent child?”
“I really don’t care. Yeah, I mean, I’m neutral. Let everybody do what they want to do.”
“I think abortion shouldn’t be allowed at all. I say, if you wait nine months you’re still gonna have a baby, and you’re killing a baby. It’s not a – you can call it a fetus, you can call it whatever you want to but it’s killing a baby. I don’t – I think abortion should be abolished.”
“This bill would have made it very, very difficult for people in, um, most parts of the state, except in very large urban areas to access the kind of reproductive care that they need. And it really put the government between a woman and her doctor. And so the defeat of this bill means that we’re standing up for our Texas values, right? Small government, keep government out of the examining room, and that’s exactly the outcome that we were hoping for.”
"But what looked like the end game last night and into the early morning hours, now just sets the stage for another abortion battle when the legislature reconvenes for a second special session next Monday. Reporting from Brownsville, Marty Watson, KVEO News Center 23."