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Texas Senate advances bill requiring pre-abortion counseling

Supporters say the measure would prevent women from regretting an abortion after they have the procedure. But abortion rights advocates fear the bill lacks key protections, like a requirement for the counselor to be a licensed medical professional.

Action on Friday at the second day of the Texas Republican Convention in San Antonio as Senate candidate Angela Paxton waves to the crowd. June 15, 2018.

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Health care State government Abortion Angela Paxton Carol Alvarado Health And Human Services Commission Texas Senate