Abortion insurance coverage bill wins initial passage

By By Andrea Zelinski and Jeremy Wallace

Texas women are on the verge of having to buy additional insurance to cover abortions if they want it under a bill that will likely land on the governor’s desk early next week, dealing a win to conservative Republicans.

The Senate passed the bill on a 20-10 vote Saturday evening, leaving it one perfunctory vote away from heading to Gov. Greg Abbott, who is expected to sign the legislation. It is one of 20 items he considered must-pass measures in the special session that ends Wednesday.

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Source: Houston Chronicle

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