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Texas Democrat Files Another Abortion Bill

This one would require women to take adoption courses
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 1, 2013 12:33 PM CDT
Texas Democrat Files Another Abortion Bill
Texas State Senator Eddie Lucio Jr., left, and Gov. Rick Perry share a laugh Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at UTPA in Edinburg, Texas.   (AP photo/The Monitor, Nathan Lambrecht)

Yet another controversial abortion bill has been filed in Texas, this one by a Democrat in the state Senate. Eddie Lucio's Senate Bill 42 would require women to take a free, three-hour "adoption education course" before being cleared to get an abortion, the San Antonio Express-News reports. The course could be taken in person or online, and the woman would have to show her doctor a certificate of completion. Lucio was the only Democrat to vote for Texas' sweeping abortion restrictions. (More Texas stories.)

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