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Pro-life advocates support abortion bill

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Updated: 3/20/2013 10:28 pm

A couple of senate physicians are hoping their bill will change the way abortion clinics will operate.

Senate Bill 537 would mandate abortion providers in the state to follow the same regulations as outpatient surgical centers.

Opponents with Planned Parenthood said S.B. 537 is a virtual ban on abortions, and say this has nothing to do with protecting women in Texas.

However, supporters argue otherwise.

Lubbock Pro-life advocate Dorothy Boyett said, "I believe that abortion is the only thing that is not regulated as a health procedure if you want to look at it as a health procedure," she said. "I think that any kind of abortion facility should come up to the minimum standards required."

If this bill passed, according to Planned Parenthood only five abortion clinics in Texas would meet these standards.

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