House passes new abortion limits
Texas’s Republican-controlled state House has approved tough new limits on abortion, striking back after the U.S. Supreme Court gutted many restrictions on the procedure the state passed in 2013.
The chamber voted 93 to 45 on Saturday to advance omnibus limits, and many conservatives applauded.
They ban a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation. That’s despite similar laws being blocked by courts in Alabama, Oklahoma, Kansas and Louisiana.
That contentious provision was added to a bill requiring burying or cremating fetal remains from abortions, even though a federal judge has already suspended an existing Texas state rule mandating the same thing.