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New Texas Bill Would Dramatically Increase Hurdles for Abused and Neglected Teens Seeking Abortion

Senators gather to consult Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and the senate
parliamentarian on a point of order during debate on HB 3994.

On Memorial Day 2015, the Texas Senate passed an anti-abortion bill that would make it far harder for abused, abandoned, and neglected minors who rely on “judicial bypass” to obtain an abortion. The bill would also require doctors who provide abortion care to demand government ID from their patients.

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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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