Jun 13, 2013 9:01 AM
AUSTIN - Texas senators are meeting to consider placing more restrictions on when, where and how women can get abortions.
The Senate Health and Human Services Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday afternoon in Austin, after Gov. Rick Perry called on the special session to consider new abortion laws.
Senators will consider banning abortions after 20 weeks, allowing abortions only in surgical facilities and placing greater restrictions on abortion-inducing medications. All of these bills came up in the regular legislative session, but never made it to a final vote.
Anti-abortion groups have tremendous influence over conservative Republicans and they have made these bills a priority in state legislatures across the nation.
Abortion rights groups complain the new laws would shut down about 90 percent of the abortion clinics in the state.
7 hours ago
Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.
Send us your feedback. We want to hear from you!
Look at photos and videos and share them!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get KRISTV.com on your mobile or PDA!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
See the latest winning numbers!
|6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
|FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more