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Texas bills for abortion restrictions pre-filed for 2017 session


Texas bills for abortion restrictions pre-filed for 2017 session
WTAE Pittsburgh

10, that would put similar fetal remains rules into state law, ban a type of late-term abortion that is already illegal under federal law and implement stronger requirements for electronic reporting of abortions by clinics.John Seago, legislative director for Texas Right to Life, said the anti-abortion group will focus on advocating for bills that save lives, such as a ban on a second-trimester abortion method called dilation and extraction that abortion opponents call "dismemberment abortions."Rep. Stephanie Klick, a Republican from Fort Worth, says the second-trimester bill is meant to "protect women."Texas health officials told Planned Parenthood last week that they will boot the organization from the state's Medicaid program come January, fulfilling a promise Gov. Greg Abbott made last year after an anti-abortion group released secretly recorded videos that it claimed showed Planned Parenthood officials profiting from sales of fetal tissue for medical research.

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