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Texas Senate gives preliminary approval to religious refusal bill

The bill "would prohibit a state agency from adopting 'any rule, regulation, or policy' that would burden an occupational license holder’s 'free exercise of religion' or 'freedom of speech regarding a sincerely held religious belief.'..The proposed legislation has been criticized by LGBT rights advocates who claim it will permit discrimination.” - Jurist

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Texas defends dismemberment abortion ban

"To defend the Dismemberment Abortion Ban ... the state brought forward a wide array of compelling witnesses including abortionists, former abortionists, physicians, legal experts, bioethicists, public health experts, and others. Former abortionist Anthony Levatino, M.D., gave the court a brutal step-by-step explanation of the abortion procedure and his gut-wrenching personal conversion story that caused him to become a pro-life activist." BPNews

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