Texas passes tough rules on reporting abortion complications
August 11, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Legislature has approved requiring physicians and clinics to report complications from abortions performed statewide, and impose fines on those who don't.
Final passage came Friday in the state Senate, sending the bill to Gov. Greg Abbott to be signed into law.
Doctors and medical facilities would be required to submit detailed reports on cases of abortion complications, and could face daily, $500 fines for non-compliance.
Similar bills stalled during Texas' regular legislative session, which ended in May. Abbott revived the issue for a special session endin...