Texas, Minnesota Lawmakers Advance Abortion Bills
Dallas Morning News: Texas House Votes To Strip Funding From Hospitals, Clinics That Perform Abortions
The House voted Thursday to strip funding for all hospitals and clinics that perform abortions and "abortion-related services," another potential blow to family planning services in Texas (Mulvaney, 5/19).
Minneapolis Star Tribune: House Takes Final Vote On Abortion Bills
Lawmakers in the House gave final approval Thursday evening to a pair of bills that would limit abortion rights in Minnesota. The bills, which both passed on an 84-48 vote, would bar state funding of abortion for poor women and prohibit abortions after 20 weeks. The House and Senate have already passed the bills, but they were resolved and must be reapproved before heading to the governor. The Senate is expected to take action in the next several days. Gov. Mark Dayton, a supporter of abortion rights, is expected to veto both bills (Roper, 5/19).