Texas' fetal tissue research questioned before court hearing

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas lawmakers are heaping new opposition on fetal tissue research ahead of a Houston court appearance for two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos at Planned Parenthood.

A House panel Thursday signaled that Texas is likely to join other Republican-controlled states trying to impose new restrictions or outright bans on fetal tissue research. The Texas Legislature won't return until 2017 but Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has said he supports such measures.

Republicans across the U.S. embraced the proposals after undercover videos last year alleged Planned Parenthood sold fetal tissue for profit. Planned Parenthood says the videos were misleading.

A grand jury in January indicted two anti-abortion activists behind the videos on felony charges of using fake IDs to gain access to Planned Parenthood. They are expected back in court Friday.

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

WATCH FOX 7 NEWS LIVE

FOX 7 News streams at the following times (all times Central):


Monday - Friday

4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Saturday

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.



Schedule subject to change in the event of network sports coverage.

We also stream press conferences and other breaking news coverage from time to time. When we are not in a live newscast, you will see replays of the most recent broadcast.

To enter full screen Mode click the button.

For closed captioning, click on the button while in full screen mode.

Desktop/tablet users: To choose the stream's video quality, click on the button (while in full screen mode) and choose from 432p or 270p.

Mobile users:The video quality default is to your phone's settings.

Please allow time for buffering. If the stream stalls, refresh your browser. Thanks for watching

Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories