Texas Sets Further Limits on Abortions

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Texas Governor Rick Perry signed into law Thursday a bill that  greatly restricts abortion in the state. In his remarks before signing the bill, Perry said that the new law would prevent “reckless doctors performing abortions in horrific conditions” as a part of “our continued commitment to protecting life in the state of Texas.”

The new law makes abortions in Texas illegal after 20 weeks of pregnancy. It enforces surgical center regulations that will likely shut down the majority of abortion clinics as well as severely limit the locations where an abortion can be performed.

“That is reasonable. That is (the) common sense expectation for those caring for the health and safety of the people in the state of Texas,” Perry said in reference to the higher safety requirements.


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Davis Truslow
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