Texas House OKs distinction of ectopic surgery vs. abortion
May 12, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas House has approved a bill removing ectopic pregnancy surgery from the state definition of abortion.
Ectopic pregnancies occur when an egg is fertilized but attaches itself somewhere other than a woman's uterus. Such cases require tissue removal via surgery.
Corsicana Republican Rep. Byron Cook's measure was approved 95-44 on Thursday. It differentiates between that procedure and abortions.
It's backed by many anti-abortion groups, which see such surgeries as medical procedures to help the mother rather than terminating pregnancies.
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