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WATCH LIVE: Texas House Takes On Abortion Bill Again

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.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hXNjiPdcPJA

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.

Rick Holter is KERA's vice president of news. He oversees news coverage on all of KERA's platforms – radio, digital and television. Under his leadership, KERA News has earned more than 200 local, regional and national awards, including the station's first two national Edward R. Murrow Awards. He and the KERA News staff were also part of NPR's Ebola-coverage team that won a George Foster Peabody Award, broadcasting's highest honor.