The Texas state House gave final approval to the ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy today, supporting it on a 96-49 vote. The measure now heads to the Texas Senate, where it was a victim of a pro-abortion filibuster and a mob that interrupted proceedings.
The bill would ban abortions after 20 weeks and hold abortion clinics accountable by making them meet basic health and safety standards that have closed facilities in other states that are unable to comply. The bill also requires all abortion clinics to meet the same health and safety regulations as an ambulatory surgical center, requires a doctor providing abortions to secure admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, and lastly, requires a doctor to personally administer the abortion-inducing drugs to the patient.
PFI intern, Rebekah Geer, is currently in Texas with the Students For Life group to lend support for life in Austin. Please pray for the passage of this bill in the Senate, and for safety for the students who have traveled so far to support life.