Wed April 10, 2013
Bill on Link Between Abortion, Breast Cancer Stirs Debate
State law requires Texas physicians to inform women having an abortion that the operation may increase their risk of breast cancer.
But State Rep. Sarah Davis (R-West University Place), a survivor of the disease, wants to stop the mandate through a bill she’s authored.
"It’s not being about being pro-life. It's not being about pro-choice. It’s about giving scientifically accurate information," she said in her testimony.
"It’s a disgrace that we would want to hide facts and information from women. If we want an informed choice, then this is information," Chunn said.
Lawmakers will now decide if the bill moves to the House floor.