By Bill O'Neil
All eyes are now on the Texas Senate--which could cast votes as soon as late Tuesday Morning on what would be some of the country's toughest restrictions on abortion.
The proposed restrictions include a ban on abortions after the 20th werek of pregnancy--and a requirement doctors who perform the procedure have admitting privledges at a nearby hospital. The procedures would also be limited to surgical centers.
"We do want women who are going in to these abortion clinics to have the expectation--the very resonable expectation--that they should come out alive" said Texas Right to Life's Elizabeth Graham. She told 550 KTSA News states have the right to establish reasonable and appropriate regulations.
"Senate Bill 5 is right along those lines--establishing a state interest in the lives of vulnerable Texans who can feel pain" Graham said.
On the other side though, the measure is eeen much differently.
"The Legislature is going to do whatever they want--no matter what the will of the majority of Texans is" said Patricia Rodriguez with Planned Parenthood.
"IU think it sets us back to pre Roe v. Wade times--and Texas becomes almost a third-world country" Rodriguez told 550 KTSA News, adding "Apparently that's where the Governor and Republicans are happy to see Texas go."