Agenda Texas: Abortion Bills Gain Steam

The 2013 legislative session started quietly for groups hoping to pass legislation further restricting abortion in Texas. Gov. Rick Perry, a staunch supporter of such measures, didn't even mention abortion in his January State of the State address.

But with about eight weeks left in the session, abortion bills have started to get committee hearings, and the issue has moved from the back burner to the middle of the action under the dome.

Ben Philpott of KUT News and the Tribune spoke with abortion opponents about the bills filed this session, as well as the new strategy of focusing ...

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