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Texas GOP Passes ID Requirement for Abortion Care

The Texas house voted to pass a bill requiring physicians who provide abortion care to assume that every one of their patients is younger than 18 unless those patients can present "valid government record of identification" showing otherwise.

The Texas house voted to pass a bill requiring physicians who provide abortion care to assume that every one of their patients is younger than 18 unless those patients can present “valid government record of identification” showing otherwise.

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‘What Kind of Abortions Are We Willing to Let Texas Women Have?': An Expert’s Testimony Against SB 1

Screenshot of the special Senate hearing for HB 1 held today, July 8th, 2013, at which Amy Hagstrom Miller testified.

As Whole Women’s Health CEO Amy Hagstrom Miller told the state Health and Human Services Committee at the special senate hearing Monday, the ambulatory surgical center requirements put forth in SB 1 are “unnecessary and completely unrelated to patient safety.”

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