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Right now Republicans in the Texas State Senate have pushed through -- bill with sweeping new abortion restrictions some of the toughest in the nation.
As Democrats vow to fight -- other states are watching to see how it all plays out.
-- as of -- is joining us with more on the story Elizabeth.
-- -- -- you're right it's capturing national attention -- rising emotion from both party bases.
Republicans passing the abortion bill during a special session of the state legislature.
The bill would ban abortions after twenty weeks while limiting the procedure in Texas to surgical centers.
And requiring abortion doctors to -- admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
It accomplishes two main goals number one.
It moves -- -- from six months to five months.
And protecting children unborn children because -- Fetal pain and then number two I believe from everything I've read that this bill raises the standard of care and taxes.
State Democrats however have a quite different viewpoint while introducing amendments to add exceptions for cases of rape and incest.
Hundreds of protesters made national news as they chanted outside of the Texas Capitol rotunda chamber.
Wendy Davis is one of the lawmakers against this legislation says Democrats.
We'll fight -- both in the courts and through the voices of their constituents.
Nobody in taxes.
No matter what color T shirt there -- Once more women forced to confront a discussion.
About ending a pregnancy.
But that is exactly what this bill will results and it will not only do about it will limit contraceptives.
Lead to more unwanted pregnancy and force more Texas women to make -- dangerous.
Sometimes deadly decisions.
Now here in Washington -- House Judiciary Committee has approved a bill banning abortions twenty weeks after fertilization but.
It's unclear when that'll come up for a full house vote the bill however has been very little hope in the senate where the majority of Democrats have already said they wouldn't even consider it.
And then back to you our Elizabeth thank you very much.
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