A Chance to Get Some Attention, for Better or Worse

Legislators thought they’d be out of Austin by now, putting the final touches on midyear campaign finance reports and gearing up for next year’s races — many for re-election, but some for higher offices.

Instead, the Texas Legislature enters the hot midsummer of 2013 fighting over an abortion regulation bill that would outlaw the procedure after 20 weeks of gestation, require doctors to administer pregnancy-ending drugs like RU-486 instead of allowing the women to take it at home and raise the requirements for centers where abortions are performed to a level currently met by only five of 42 abortion providers in ...

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