Senate Passes Bills Banning Abortion Coverage in Insurance Plans and Targeting Planned Parenthood

AUSTIN — The Senate passed two anti-abortion bills Wednesday after hours of debate that fell on timeworn lines.During the regular legislative session that ended in May, lawmakers passed sweeping anti-abortion legislation, but Gov. Greg Abbott in June said he wanted legislators to do more to limit the procedure.Abbott listed three abortion-related items on the agenda for the special legislative session, assuring that debate would flare again in the Capitol, as it did Wednesday.  Continue reading...

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