House passes new abor­tion lim­its

The Washington Post Sunday - - POLITICS & THE NATION -

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.

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