Providers Unclear What 2 Texas Abortion Bills — Using Terms Like ‘dismemberment' — Seek to Ban

AUSTIN — The Senate Committee on Health and Human Services will hear public comments Wednesday on two bills lauded by anti-abortion advocates. They would ban what abortion opponents call "partial-birth" and "dismemberment" abortions. The phrases aren't used in textbooks to define medical procedures. So what exactly are lawmakers trying to block? Dr. Bhavik Kumar, the Texas medical director for Whole Woman's Health, and Dr. Diane Horvath-Cosper, a Maryland-based OB-GYN and abortion provider, explain standard procedures and what the bills propose to do:  Continue reading...

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