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Abby Johnson and Shawn Carney talk about the new Texas law, “The Preborn Pain Act”
Bryan, Texas – Wendy Davis and her supporters have either bought into a lie about abortion or mistakenly believe these clinics are safe places, but we have the truth, says former abortion clinic worker Abby Johnson.
Shawn Carney and Abby Johnson once stood toe to toe on opposite sides of the fence at the Planned Parenthood in Bryan, Texas, until Abby joined the pro-life cause. They talked to CWR about the new abortion law in Texas and what it means for the clinic where they met and for the other abortion clinics in the Lone Star State.
House Bill 2364, “The Preborn Pain Act”, passed in the state senate late Friday night and is expected to be signed by Governor Rick Perry in the coming days.
Abby Johnson is a former abortion clinic worker named "employee of the year" by Planned Parenthood and now the author of Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader's Eye-Opening Journey Across the Life Line, and founder of "And Then There Were None," a support group for abortion clinic workers who have left the industry.
CWR: What are the changes this law will make for abortions and abortion clinics in Texas?
Carney: The proposed laws would ban late-term abortions after 20 weeks in Texas. The biggest impact of this law will be how it raises the standards of the abortion industry, against their own will. For instance the abortionist will need to have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles of the facility and new upgrades would be required inside the facility. This has caused a huge reaction from Planned Parenthood.
Johnson: There are 42 abortion facilities total in the state and 37 are not "ambulatory surgical centers." To comply with the new law, they will have to retrofit, rebuild from the ground up, or close.
CWR: How is this law going to affect your own clinic in Bryan, TX, the site of the first 40 Days for Life campaign?