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Old 06 July 2013, 01:49 AM
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Default Texas Lawmakers Too Busy Targeting Abortion to Deal With Exploding Fertilizer Plant

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In the two and a half months since an explosion at a West, Texas, fertilizer storage facility left 12 first responders dead and at least 200 people injured, two things have become clear. The disaster could have been avoided if the proper regulations had been in place and enforced—and state and federal agencies don't appear to be in a hurry to put those regulations in place or enforce them.

Texas, whose lax regulatory climate has come in for scrutiny in the aftermath of the West explosion, went into a special session of its state legislature on Monday to push through an omnibus abortion bill designed to regulate 37 abortion clinics out of existence. But the 2013 session will come to a close without any significant action to impose safeguards on the 74 facilities in the state that contain at least 10,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate.
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Old 06 July 2013, 02:28 AM
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Not surprising - being pro-life usually means not giving a crap about anyone that isn't a fetus.
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Old 06 July 2013, 05:56 AM
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Also, abortion clinics don't employ hundreds or even thousands of people and you can't entice abortion clinics to move from Michigan to Texas by giving them a free ride on regulations and taxes.
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Maybe we should take a new tack. Instead of fighting for abortion rights, we should try to weigh abortion clinics down with silly bureaucratic regulations, and propose laws forbidding any clinic that gets government funds from posting the Ten Commandments, and putting a high tax on their carbon emissions....
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