Senate votes to compile data on complications from abortions
July 23, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate has again voted to require hospitals and clinics to report complications from abortions performed statewide, and have health officials produce an annual report compiling that data.
The proposal won preliminary approval late Monday 22-9 after lengthy debate.
The Senate and state House both passed rules mandating reporting on abortion complications during the regular legislative session that ended in May. But those ultimately stalled.
Gov. Greg Abbott revived the issue for the 30-day special session. Republican Sen. Donna Campbell's bill mandates that d...