In other news, the Texas House may have reached peak insanity.
The Texas legislature advanced a bill that would require government ID for obtaining an abortion and publish the names of judges who grant judicial bypass (to obtain an abortion without consent) for minors who've been raped.
The Texas House gave preliminary approval late Wednesday night to House Bill 3994, which makes a litany of changes to a legal process set up for minors seeking an abortion. The bill also requires every person seeking an abortion, regardless of age, to show government-issued identification—in effect, it’s voter ID for abortions. [...]
Currently, a bypass application can be filed in any county in Texas, but HB 3994 would require an application to be filed in a minor’s county of residence; a neighboring county, if her home county has a population of 10,000 people or fewer; or the county in which her abortion provider is located. The bill also requires county clerks to gather and make public data that names judges who grant bypasses.
Voter ID for abortion and targets painted on the heads of judges.
What will they think of next? I seriously don't know.