The Texas House of Representatives takes up a bill today that would give the state some of the toughest abortion restrictions in the country. The gallery is packed, and the House is in session. Watch here (courtesy of our friends at the Texas Tribune.)
The Tribune's number-crunchers also deliver a fascinating map showing the number of abortions and the abortion rate for each county in the state. The abortion rates are particularly interesting: Some of the highest abortion rates are in rural counties far from the nearest clinic.