Texas Senate approves abortion restriction bill

July 13, 2013 08:52

The Texas Senate approved restrictions on abortion including a ban after 20 weeks of pregnancy as well as tough new regulations on abortion clinics, ending a fierce political battle.

The Senate voted 19 to 11 late on Friday to approve the restrictions, which Governor Rick Perry, a Republican, is expected to sign into law. The state House of Representatives has already approved the measure.Democratic state Senator Wendy Davis had staged a filibuster last month to temporarily stall the Republican-backed measure, but Perry called another special session of the Legislature to pass the bill.

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