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Sun May 21, 2017, 03:44 AM

Texas Houses passes sweeping abortion bill to ban fetal tissue donation, some procedures

AUSTIN The Texas House spent six hours Friday debating, amending and eventually passing a bill that would ban certain abortion procedures and require fetal tissue from abortions or miscarriages to be buried or cremated.

The bill started as a two-pronged proposal: It would regulate how fetal remains could be handled and prohibit "partial-birth" abortions. It also included a ban on the donation or sale of fetal tissue from an elective abortion.

Some House members, frustrated by what they see as a lack of enthusiasm from leaders in the chamber to pass anti-abortion bills, used the measure as a way to revive legislation that had been left for dead.

The new additions including a ban on "dismemberment" abortions turned the bill into a sweeping anti-abortion measure that addresses priorities of both Texas Right to Life and Texas Alliance for Life, two anti-abortion advocacy groups that tend to butt heads.

Read more: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-legislature/2017/05/19/sweeping-abortion-bill-banning-fetal-tissue-donation-certain-procedures-passes-texas-house

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Mon May 22, 2017, 02:47 AM

1. It will be found to be unconstitutional

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