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.

KEEP THE DALLAS OBSERVER FREE... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Eric Nicholson
Contact: Eric Nicholson

Latest Stories