When he filed an abortion-related bill with only one day remaining in the recently completed second special session, state Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. was hoping to make a statement, not change the law — at least not right away.
And what a statement he made. Lucio’s bill, requiring women to complete an adoption course before they could receive an abortion, had zero chance of passing in such a short time. But coming shortly after Gov. Rick Perry signed new abortion regulations into law after a bruising legislative battle, the effort struck a nerve.
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