Texas Senate OKs mandating reports on abortion complications
May 24, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers are moving closer to requiring the collection of more-detailed reports about complications from abortions performed statewide
The state Senate late Tuesday approved 22-9 a bill mandating that medical clinics report abortion complications, and that the state health department produce an annual report on that data.
The measure needs final Senate approval, likely to come Wednesday. It was already approved by the House, but would head back to that chamber because of changes the Senate made.
Supporters say the bill is necessary since health codes already re...