Abortion, Protests, Transportation as Session Nears End

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 life,” state Rep. Jodie Laubenberg ...

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