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Watch the Texas Senate Debate -- and Probably Pass -- Sweeping Anti-Abortion Bill

It all comes down to this. For real this time. The Senate is just about to begin final consideration of HB 2 which, in case you haven't been paying attention, would ban abortion after 20 weeks, require abortion clinics to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers, and make doctors who provide the procedure be affiliated with a hospital within 30 miles. The latter two provisions are projected to shutter 37 out of 42 of the state's existing abortion providers.

A couple of predictions before it begins: The scene at the Capitol will be moderately to seriously crazy. And the bill will pass rather easily.

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Eric Nicholson
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