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Agenda Texas: Abortion Regulations Could Close Clinics

On the latest Agenda Texas from KUT News and the Tribune: We talk with opponents of new abortion proposals and take a tour of a San Antonio abortion facility to see what regulations clinics already face.

An abortion procedure room at the Whole Woman's Health ambulatory surgical center in San Antonio.

Last week we talked about the renewed push to pass a couple of bills that would increase state regulations for abortion clinics. Supporters say the measures would make abortions safer.

Today we’ll hear from abortion providers who dispute those concerns about safety. One bill would require abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital no farther than 30 miles away from their clinic. Opponents have said the proposal doesn’t make sense because many women are driving 100 miles or more to get to one of the state’s 42 abortion clinics.

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