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Bill requiring stricter abortion reporting sent to governor
Austin American-Statesman, Texas - August 11, 2017

Reports must include the type of abortion, gestational age of the fetus and information about each patient, including marital status, race, year of birth, county of residence and number of previous live births. Senators on Friday rejected an amendment by Sen. Jose ...

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Bill adding abortion reporting requirements on path to governor's desk
Texas Tribune, Texas - August 11, 2017

A bill that would require physicians and health care facilities to report more details on abortion complications to the state — and fine those that do not comply — is all but certain to hit the governor's desk.  Aug. 11, 2017Updated: 2 PMState Rep. Giovanni ...

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Texas House passes bill restricting insurance coverage of abortion
Texas Tribune, Texas - August 8, 2017

Texas women would have to pay a separate health insurance premium to get coverage for non-emergency abortions — what an opponent dubbed "rape insurance" — under a bill given early approval by the Texas House on Tuesday.Aug. 8, 201711 hours ago

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Texas House approves bill requiring more reporting on abortion complications
Texas Tribune, Texas - July 27, 2017

In abortion cases where complications arise, reporting to the state is already required. Under state Rep. Giovanni Capriglione’s House Bill 13, those requirements would get more strict: Physicians would have to submit reports to the state health commission within ...

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House gives preliminary OK on stricter abortion reporting requirements
Austin American-Statesman, Texas - July 27, 2017

State Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin, speaks to fellow lawmakers on the House floor while her amendment to House Bill 13 was being considered on Thursday.

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House panel mulls abortion bills on Wednesday
Austin American-Statesman, Texas - July 26, 2017

Also on Wednesday, the committee heard HB 215 by Rep. Jim Murphy, R-Houston, that would require physicians to certify in writing the form of fetal abnormality identified for third trimester abortions. It would also require physicians who perform an

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Bill restricting abortion insurance gets initial nod in Texas Senate
Texas Tribune, Texas - July 26, 2017

Brandon Creighton, the Conroe Republican who is the lead author of the bill, said opponents of abortion should not be forced to pay for the procedure through their insurance plans and employers should be able to choose whether to include abortions in their health ...

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Texas Senate approves anti-abortion bill in overnight vote
Texas Tribune, Texas - July 26, 2017

Passed in a 21-10 vote, the measure prohibits local and state government agencies from contracting with abortion providers and their affiliates. (Update, July 26: The bill received final approval from the Senate on Wednesday evening and now heads to the House.)"Should ...

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What a Ban on Insurance for Abortions Means for Women with High ...
The Texas Observer, Texas - July 22, 2017

On the day before her abortion, Kristyn Ingram and her husband flipped through books of baby names. They chose one if it was a girl, and another for a boy.

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Lawsuit Filed Against New Texas Abortion Law
The Texas Observer, Texas - July 20, 2017

Protesters gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court as judges consider oral arguments in the Texas House Bill 2 abortion case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.  Alexa Garcia-DittaOne year after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Texasâ sweeping 2

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Texas Bill Would Revoke Medical Licenses of Doctors Who Perform Abortions
The Texas Observer, Texas - July 19, 2017

A bill filed in the Texas Legislatureâs special session would revoke the licenses of doctors who perform abortions in the state, with limited exceptions.The measure, filed by far-right Representative Valoree Swanson, R-Spring, would expand the âprohibited practicesâ ...

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How Texas' Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Win Even While Losing in Court
The Texas Observer, Texas - June 20, 2017

âWhy don't we just stop passing unconstitutional laws?â asked an exasperated Representative Chris Turner, D-Grand Prairie. He spoke in May as the House debated a sweeping new anti-abortion bill that Governor Greg Abbott has since signed into law.

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Gov. Abbott calls special session on bathrooms, abortion, school finance
Texas Tribune, Texas - June 6, 2017

Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday called a special session of the Texas Legislature starting July 18 and promised to make it a sweeping one if lawmakers cooperate.Abbott gave legislators an ambitious 19-item agenda to work on — including a "bathroom bill" — but only ...

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Texas Bans the Safest, Most Common Abortion Procedure After 13 Weeks
San Antonio Current, Texas - June 5, 2017

But since the doctor couldn't affirm Goldberg's life was definitely in danger, it would be illegal for him — or anyone else in Missouri — to facilitate her abortion. That's because Missouri law prohibits women from getting an abortion after 21 weeks and 6 days ...

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Breaking Down Senate Bill 8, Texas' Newest Anti-Abortion Law
Dallas Observer, Texas - May 30, 2017

Senate Bill 8, the anti-abortion law sent to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's desk by the Texas Legislature late Friday afternoon, is a bunch of things rolled into one. It's a ban on fetal tissue donation. It requires all tissue obtained during an abortion to be buried ...

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