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Texas governor signs one of most restrictive abortion laws in country


AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Rick Perry has signed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country into law Thursday.

The bill bans abortions past 20 weeks of gestation and adds several new restrictions. Abortion Wendy Davis

It will also shut down most of the abortion clinics in Texas.

This bill gained national attention after Sen. Wendy Davis filibustered it in June.

It was reintroduced in the state legislature after that, during a special session, and was approved by both chambers Friday night.