State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Texas, talks about the House’s decision to pass the strict abortion law that she previously filibustered.
Governor Rick Perry called for an additional legislative session in hopes of getting this anti-choice bill passed. The measure passed the state House today with a 98-49 vote after much debate regarding proposed amendments, and a state Senate committee is scheduled to decide on Thursday whether to send this version of the bill to the full Senate for debate and an eventual vote.
If passed this legislation would ban abortions past 20 weeks of gestation, require doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic where the perform the procedure, would require abortion clinics become full ambulatory surgical centers, and would strengthen usage guidelines for the abortion drug RU486.
You can watch Sen. Davis speaking with Andrea Mitchell in the clip from NBC, below: