Lawmaker files bill to repeal 24 hour wait period for abortions

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AUSTIN, TX – 24 hours can seem like an eternity, especially before a life changing event. While many Texans support measures that make getting an abortion more difficult, a Houston lawmaker finds one law completely unnecessary.

Women are required to wait 24 hours from their initial consultation to when they can have an abortion.

State representative Jessica Farrar is filing a bill to repeal that.

Being in the Bible belt, abortion clinics are few and far between. Given the size of this state, it’s no surprise that, according to a new study, some women have to travel up to 400 miles to get to one.

That’s added expenses, physical hardship and not to mention mental turmoil.

Well, this is Texas. We’ll see if anything comes of the effort.