Texas state Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, R-Parker, has sponsored a bill that would ban abortions in the state after 20 weeks, and she spoke out against an amendment to that bill that would create an exception for rape or incest. She says it isn't needed because when women go to the authorities to report a rape they are given a rape kit and "get cleaned out." Of course, rape kits only collect evidence of any possible rape. Laubenberg later says she knew that and misspoke. She meant to say that when a woman reports a rape she can be given emergency contraception and other treatments to help prevent pregnancy.
Teen activists are righteously angry—but righteous anger does not produce sound public policy.
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The initiative would leave untouched all the city regulations that've made it so hard to start a business in the first place.