TX House of Representatives passes abortion bill

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 8:48am

The Texas House of Representatives approved HB 2 which would restrict abortions in the state on Wednesday with a final vote of 96-49, in favor.

The restrictions will effectively close all but five abortion clinics in the state due to the measures in the bill which are:

  • Banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Requiring doctors, performing the procedures, to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles.
  • All abortions to be performed in surgical centers.

A final vote could be held as early as Friday in the Senate where it's expected to pass.

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