A new anti-abortion bill is close to becoming law in Texas after it passed 83-64 in the House yesterday. Senate Bill 8 would allow doctors to halt the hearts of pregnant women while they check to see if the fetus inside of them has a heartbeat. Should the bill become law, women who survive the medically-induced cardiac arrest will be prevented from having an abortion if any electrical impulses are detected during their brief brush with death. “Any beating heart, no matter the size, represents a life,” Republican Rep. Shelby Slawson stated. “And we have a moral duty to temporarily pause the hearts of mothers in order to be 100% sure that we are protecting that life.” As of press time Texas Republicans in the Senate were in the process of writing a bill targeting babies once they are born. Entitled the “YoYo Bill” – short for You’re on Your Own – the law would cut healthcare coverage for any babies born with preexisting conditions.
Republicans looking to legalize hemp in Texas have accidentally decriminalized marijuana. Lawmakers learned of their mistake after scientists revealed that there’s no way to decipher between hemp and cannabis without expensive THC testing. What do you think? Janet Johanson, Life Coach in training Harold Mistwell, History Teacher Maria Mendoza finishes her 10 year sentence for possession of marijuana this week at Hilltop Prison in Gatesville, TX.