Portland, OR tees up vote to ban travel, commerce with Texas over abortion law

Portland, OR tees up vote to ban travel, commerce with Texas over abortion law
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[Ed. – Are Texans supposed to see that as a bad thing?]

The Portland, Ore., City Council is planning to vote Wednesday on a proposal to ban doing business with the state of Texas following the controversial new abortion restrictions enacted in the Lone Star State.

In a statement last week, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) said the city council will vote whether to ban trading goods and services with Texas and bar state employee business travel as well, citing the new law that bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected and allows private citizens to sue anyone they believe has helped a woman violate the limits.

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