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Texas Senate OKs restricting insurance coverage for abortion

Texas Senate OKs restricting insurance coverage for abortion

The Republican-controlled Texas Senate backed a plan Saturday night to restrict insurance coverage for abortions, over the objections of opponents who expressed concern it could force some women to make heart-wrenching choices because no exceptions will be made in cases of rape and incest.

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Legislature fails to address pregnancy deaths

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AUSTIN -- Lawmakers in Texas largely failed to take any significant action to address the state's skyrocketing rate of pregnancy-related deaths just months after researchers found it to be the highest in not only the U.S., but the developed world.

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