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Texas Senate Votes For New Restrictions On Abortions

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 The Texas Senate has voted to place new restrictions on abortions. The senate which is Republican led made some quick changes to their original bill.

 They took out a provision to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill's sponsor, Senator Glenn Hegar said he was worried there was not enough time to pass the measure with just one week left in the special session.

 The bill requires abortions to be done in ambulatory surgical centers by doctors with admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic.

  Abortion Rights group complained the new restrictions could ultimately shut down 90 percent of the abortion clinics in the state.

 The bill will need a final senate vote to send the bill to the House of Representatives. Newschannel 6 will continue to follow this story and keep you updated.