Abortion bill

Making It Official
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is set to sign into law sweeping new abortion restrictions that sparked weeks of protests at the state Capitol.
Perry plans to sign the legislation at a ceremony Thursday morning. It will require abortion clinic doctors to have hospital admitting privileges,…
Dewhurst Clamps Down
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst lost control of the Texas Senate to what he called an "unruly mob" during an abortion debate two weeks ago. He says it won't happen again.
The conservative Republican has scheduled a vote on Friday afternoon to impose new restr…
Almost There
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The fight over new abortion restrictions is moving to the Texas Senate, with Christian conservatives rallying for the bill.
Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum is hosting lawmakers to show their support for House Bill 2 on the Capitol steps Thursday...
Closer To Passage
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas House has approved new abortion limits in a second special session, less than two weeks after Senate Republicans failed to finish work on the bill amid a filibuster and raucous protests.
A final vote could be held as early as Friday in the Senate, where the measur…
Perry's Big Announcement
Rick Perry, Texas’ longest-serving governor, announced Monday that he will not seek re-election.
Speaking at a news conferencea in San Antonio, Perry said “The time has come to pass on the mantle of leadership.”
Some are now speculating that Perry is eyeing another presidential run, but the governor h…
Perry says ‘Mob Rule’ Set Back Abortion Bill
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry says "mob rule" derailed passage of a restrictive abortion measure but is confident the bill will pass once the Legislature convenes Monday.
The Republican said on "Fox News Sunday" that the Senate gallery last month was &…
Abortion Restrictions
WILL WEISSERT,Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Round two of a fierce ideological battle over abortion limits is set to begin at the Texas Capitol. Republicans who control the Legislature are promising that this time it'll be quick and easy, even as opponents plan more protests...
Abortion Politics
CHRIS TOMLINSON,Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In Texas, there is nothing like a fight over abortion laws to mobilize hardcore Republican and Democratic voters.
Both sides of the debate are using Fort Worth Sen. Wendy Davis' 12-hour filibuster that killed a proposed abortion law to r…

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