Abortion legislation passes Texas House


The Texas House approved legislation increasing regulations on aboritons Wednesday morning, sending the bill to the Senate for a final vote.

The bill, HB 2, was voted in 96-49 after a day of heated debates and numerous attempts at passing an ammendment allowing abortions in the case of rape or incest. All attempts were tabled, and the bill could be heard by the Senate as early as this Friday. 

During the final vote on the bill, a woman began to scream in the gallery and was removed by state troopers carrying her by hands and feet. 

The bill would ban abortion after 20 weeks in Texas and place more regulations on clinics that perform abortions if passed. Supporters of the bill claim it would make the procedure safer, but opponents say it would make getting an abortion more difficult and close most clinics that provide abortions in Texas.