Gov. Rick Perry Signs Texas Anti-Abortion Bill Into Law

July 18, 2013 7:03 a.m.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) signed into law Thursday new restrictions on when, how, and where a woman may obtain an abortion in the state, the Associated Press reported.

The omnibus anti-abortion bill bans abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and places new building requirements on abortion facilities that opponents say will force all but five Texas clinics to close.

The bill ignited weeks of protest and long hours of testimony and debate, as well as a marathon filibuster by State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) in June.



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