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Top Stories: Abortion Bills Get Committee Hearing; How The Travel Ban Affects Doctors

Ben Philpott

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee will take up three abortion-related bills this morning in Austin.

The bills include creating penalties for physicians who perform late-term abortions and requiring the burial of fetal remains. Last month, a federal court blocked a state rule on fetal remain burials.

Other stories this morning:

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.