Texas Dems Delay Bill on Pre-abortion Sonograms

Thursday, 03 Mar 2011 04:17 PM

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Texas Democrats Wednesday slowed the passage of a controversial bill that would require women to get sonograms 24 hours before they get an abortion, the Austin American-Statesman reported Thursday.

The proposed law is expected to pass in the state House where Republicans hold a supermajority. But Democrats demonstrated that they would use whatever procedural roadblock they can muster to slow down the lawmaking process. The sonogram bill was stalled by a point-of-order objection on how the bill was treated at the committee level. The bill now goes back to the committee to be fixed.

Republican Gov. Rick Perry declared the proposed law an emergency bill, which would require women seeking an abortion to have a sonogram and have medical professionals display and explain live images of the fetus. In addition, the law would have them play audio of the heartbeat, if there is one.

A similar measure has already passed the Senate.

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