Despite 12 hours of procedural delays by Democrats—and a gallery packed with opponents—the Texas House gave initial approval at 3:23 a.m. Monday to a strict anti-abortion bill. Earlier today, The House has passed SB 5 on a 95-34 vote. The question now is whether Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst will try to take up the bill today in the Senate. Read more in Carolyn Jones’ article “By Stifling Debate, Texas House Passes Strict Anti-Abortion Bill.”
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