Tue, 09 Jul 2013 14:34:21 GMT — Tuesday the Texas House is expected to take up a bill that will impose tough new restrictions on abortions here in the state.Lawmakers will have a chance to debate the bill before voting on it.Democrats and women's rights supporters have protested the bill for weeks but many republicans want to pass this bill as quickly as possible.The bill would require doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, only allow abortions in surgical centers, dictate when abortion pills are taken and ban abortions after 20 weeks.The passing of this bill would also mean the end of various health programs that are available free of charge for women who need them.Places like Planned Parenthood who provides free exams and other screenings.Patricio Gonzalez from Planned Parenthood TMs McAllen office joined us to explain what exactly this would mean for women in the valley.
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