Texas Senate passes two anti-abortion bills

imgres-1 Texas State Capitol Building

On Monday two different pro-life bills made it through the Texas Senate.

The first, Senate Bill 25, is designed to prevent doctors from encouraging abortions. The bill passed 21-9. Those against the bill said it would encourage doctors to withhold information about potential disabilities in the fetus.

The second, Senate Bill 415, bans “dilation and evacuation” abortions. This bill also passed 21-9. This is the most common type of second trimester procedure. Supporters say this will end barbaric abortions.

These bills are expected in the Texas legislative session, this is a state that has been trying to ban abortion as long as it has been practiced. I think it is harder recently for lawmakers though because of the pushback they are getting from pro-choice groups. While Texas will never stop trying to end abortion, it might see more difficulty.


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