Texas Senate passes two anti-abortion bills

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Two GOP-backed anti-abortion bills passed the Texas Senate on Monday — one that would prevent parents from suing doctors if their baby is born with a birth defect and another that would require doctors to make sure a fetus is deceased before performing a certain type of abortion. Sen. Brandon Creighton's Senate Bill 25, a "wrongful births" bill designed to prevent doctors from encouraging abortions to avoid lawsuits, passed 21-9. Opponents have argued the measure would encourage doctors to withhold information from parents about an unborn child's disability. Sen. Charles Perry's Senate Bill...

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