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      Valley lawmaker wants women to take adoption class before abortion

      Texas State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. // File Photo

      A Rio Grande Valley lawmaker wants women seeking an abortion to take a class about adoption before undergoing the procedure.

      Texas State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. (D-Brownsville) filed Senate Bill 42 on Monday.

      The bill would require Texas woman seeking an abortion to take a three-hour class about a pregnant woman's option for adoption.

      Under the bill, the Texas Human Services Commission and Texas Department of Family and Protective Services would oversee the free classes.

      A woman taking the class would be given a certificate and then be able to get an abortion.

      Lucio was not immediately available for comment but news of the bill is circulating on-line where it is getting both support and opposition.

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