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Texas House to take final vote on abortion law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas House is expected to pass new restrictions on when, how and where women may get an abortion.   Lawmakers are scheduled to vote on Wednesday in a final step sending House Bill 2 to the Senate. A Senate committee will consider the measure on Thursday as it works its way to becoming law.

The bill would require doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, only allow abortions in surgical centers, dictate when abortion pills are taken and ban abortions after 20 weeks.

Gov. Rick Perry and top Republican leaders have made passing the bill their signature legislation going into the 2014 elections. Democrats oppose the measure and protesters have called it a thinly disguised attempt to ban abortion. Supporters say it protects the health of women and babies.

 

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Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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