More than 1,000 people signed up to testify on abortion legislation at a House State Affairs Committee hearing on Tuesday, but less than 100 had the opportunity to.
The House State Affairs Committee heard public and personal testimony on HB2 before passing the abortion-related bill. The bill would ban abortion after 20 weeks, place more regulation on abortion clinics in Texas and require further restrictions on abortion-inducing drugs. At 12:01 a.m. Wednesday morning, the committee stopped taking public testimony and voted on the bill. It was approved in an 8-3 vote. The bill will now go to the full House.
Note that this was just a single House committee’s vote on the bill. The House proper is expected to vote on the bill when after reconvening next week; after that, it’ll be taken up by the state Senate.
July 3, 2013 // 14:21 // 8 months ago