WAR ON TEXAS WOMEN: Anti-choice bills pass state House of Representatives

by jovan1984

Texas Legislature (finally) completes their War on Women

AUSTIN — The War on Women continues in the Lone Star State.

The Texas House of Representatives passed unconstitutional restrictions on abortion by a 96-49 count on Wednesday morning.

“If we’re going to ask for more children to come into this world, we should provide for them,” said state Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon, D-San Antonio. She offered an amendment, which lawmakers tabled, that would have extended state benefits to children put into the foster care and adoption system by women who could not access abortion as a result of the legislation. She added, “We know there are going to be lots of cases where the mothers just cannot, even though they may want to, they cannot take care of them.”

During the final vote, women screamed from the gallery that they objected to the proceedings. One of them refused to be quiet or leave, and Rick Perry’s Gestapo carried her out of the gallery by her hands and feet.

House Administration Chairman Charlie Geren, R-Fort Worth, said five women were illegally arrested and taken to jail by Rick Perry’s Gestapo, who were stationed in the House gallery. Several of them sat through the opening prayer and pledges of allegiance to the national and state flags. When the abortion bill came to a final vote in the House, they began shouting, “We will not be silenced,” but the vote proceeded, uninterrupted. And the Texas House of Representatives, true to their form, silenced women in a style much like the modern-day Middle East Taliban.

[Texas Tribune]

Woman killed after another woman blows through Yield sign at railway crossing

CRAWFORDVILLE, GA — This is why I am not a big fan at all at allowing Yield signs at passive grade railway crossings.

One 26-year-old woman blew through a Yield sign at a railway crossing at the intersection of Lexington St and Park St and collided with a train, killing another 26-year-old woman.

The Georgia State Patrol said that 26-year-old Debbie Curry drove through the Yield sign and the train hit the passenger side of the vehicle full force.

The victim died on her way to the hospital. She was the passenger.

Ms. Curry and a second passenger, a 38-year-old man, was injured. The man is expected to recover.

The victims’ names will not be released, pending charges against Ms. Curry. The names of the victims will be revealed if Ms. Curry happens to die from her injuries. She is currently listed in critical condition.

All passive grade crossings, even those with just flashing lights but no crossbar, will have to have either a STOP or Yield sign on them by January 1, 2020.

In order to prevent such accidents like this, FHWA Secretary Anthony Foxx needs to update the manual to make the STOP sign the default device at railway crossings, instead of Yield signs.

[WRDW News 12]

Man arrested for killing woman in Iredell County

MOORESVILLE, NC — A 26-year-old man was arrested for killing a woman in Mooresville.

Police were called to the scene at a Mooresville apartment complex after woman was found dead Wednesday afternoon.

The victim leaves behind a 4-year-old child.

Neighbors were horrified about the homicide that occurred just feet away from their doors.

“Just sadness, scared … just wondering what happened, just fear,” said one neighbor.

Ignacio Vazquez, 26, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection to the slaying at Piedmont Pointe Apartments.

[WSOC-HD 9 Eyewitness News]