The state of Texas has just put the final approval on House Bill 2, which will ban abortions at 20 weeks and put some of the strictest regulations on abortion clinics and facilities in the entire country.
The House voted 98-49 to pass the Bill by a huge margin, and it must be approved once more at a later date to move on to the Senate.
Supporters of the Bill argue that it will help protect women and their unborn children while those opposed to it say it will make it nearly impossible for women to get treatment and force them to seek "black market" alternatives.
State representative Donna Howard expressed her frustration and was distraught by the fact that opponents of the Bill were being labeled as "baby killers":
"What we’re talking about here is going backwards. It’s embarrassing that we’re doing this."
The vote comes just weeks after Senator Wendy Davis attempted to filibuster a similar anti-abortion bill which was shot down after a controversial vote.
Now, it looks like there is a good chance this bill will move on to Senate and supporters seem confident that it will pass.
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