Possible New Procedure for Abortion Clinics?

by Diane Tuazon
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - The abortion battle could be heating up in Texas.   One pro-life group wants to add one more step to the decision making process for women who are considering abortion.

The group is called the Texas Alliance for Life, and if they get their way, West Texas abortion clinics will be required to provide sonograms to women considering abortion.

For pro-life activist Michael Banschbach, a sonogram is invaluable.

"About 80% chose to have the baby than an abortion after seeing an ultrasound," Banschbach said.

For planned parenthood patients, it's another hoop to jump through.

"We already have a 24 hour waiting period. We already have steps in place that women have to attain a legal service, and we look at this as one more step, one more hurdle women have to go through," Carla Holeva with Planned Parenthood, said.

It's another chapter to a passionate, heated discussion, that won't end anytime soon.

At this point, this isn't even a bill, just an idea proposed by pro-life advocates that they'd like to see Texas lawmakers push through. 

Whether or not that happens, we'll just have to wait and see.