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Apr 15, 2019 7:41 AM 1+ week ago

Texas Lawmakers Are Focused On Bipartisan Issues, But Abortion Is Shifting That Focus. - KUT

Texas Lawmakers Are Focused On Bipartisan Issues, But Abortion Is Shifting That Focus.

State lawmakers started this year's legislative session with the intention of tackling bipartisan issues -- namely, education and property taxes. Last week, though, abortion politics complicated that goal.

In particular, groups clashed over House Bill 896, which is sponsored by state Rep. Tony Tinderholt, R-Arlington. The bill would allow prosecutors to charge a woman who gets an abortion with criminal homicide, which is a crime punishable by the death penalty in Texas.

"This is almost certainly going to be the most controversial bill this committee will hear this session," Tinderholt said. "This is a topic both sides are very passionate about. For many it's personal and evokes raw emotion. We can passionately disagree on the issue while still engaging in a very respectful discussion."

Supporters of the bill ...

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