Updated, June 24, 5 a.m.:
After nine hours of debate, the House tentatively approved Senate Bill 5 — the omnibus abortion restriction bill — early Monday morning. The approval came after contentious debate while opponents of the legislation observed from the gallery. They erupted in applause and jeers several times during the back-and-forth.
Now, lawmakers are in a race with the clock to approve — or stymie — the legislation before the special session ends on Tuesday.
“This bill will ensure that women are given the highest standard of health care in a very vulnerable time in their ...