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Anti-Abortion Lawmakers (Almost All Men) Are Worried Time is Running Out on Their Bills


Anti-Abortion Lawmakers (Almost All Men) Are Worried Time is Running Out on Their Bills
The Texas Observer

Anti-abortion lawmakers flank Texas Right to Life legislative director John Seago at a press conference.  Sophie NovackWith less than a month left in the legislative session, anti-abortion lawmakers are worried their priority bills will not pass in time. And they say fellow Republicans will be to blame if that happens.âYou canât count votes on pro-life bills in the Texas House, you have to count days left in the legislative calendar,â said Representative Matt Schaefer, R-Tyler, at a press conference Tuesday morning. Members of the House Freedom Caucus along with several other conservative lawmakers, joined Texas Right to Life, an anti-abortion group, to urge the House to consider legislation more quickly.Of the 17 lawmakers present, Representative Valoree Swanson, R-Spring, was the only woman â a pattern critics say shows anti-abortion legislators are out of touch and not ultimately concerned with women’s health.

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