Texas House Approves Abortion Restriction Bill

Law360, Dallas (July 10, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT) -- The Texas House on Wednesday passed its final version of an abortion restrictions bill that bans the procedure after 20 weeks, requires providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and requires abortions be performed only at surgical centers as a heated fight rages on at the Capitol.

In a 96-49 vote, the House returned H.B. 2 to the Senate, where an identical bill died in the last moments of the previous legislative session following a high-profile filibuster and citizen uproar. The final vote followed about...
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