Texas Senate approves bill restricting insurance coverage for abortions

The Texas Senate approved a controversial bill that restricts insurance coverage for women seeking abortions, according to the Texas Tribune.

 The bill, which passed in the House Aug. 8, requires women to pay an additional insurance premium if they want their health plan to cover non-emergency abortions.

Senate Democrats pushed to add exceptions to the bill such as insurance coverage for fetal abnormalities, rape or incest. Senate Republicans voted down all of the proposed amendments.

Supporters of the bill said that opponents of abortion should not have to finance the procedure through their insurance plans.

The bill heads to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's desk for a signature.

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