Texas Senate Sends Abortion Restriction Bill To Governor

Law360, Dallas (July 14, 2013, 5:53 PM EDT) -- The Texas Senate late Friday approved a series of controversial abortion restrictions, sending the bill to the governor as Democrats in the state vowed to continue their fight against the new law in court, criticizing its impact on how women could access abortions as unconstitutional.

After more than nine hours of debate, the Senate passed H.B. 2 in a 19-11 vote, picking up where they had left off after a filibuster from Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, derailed an identical bill in the previous special session of the legislature. Throughout the day, the sponsor of the bill, Sen. Glenn Hegar, R-Katy,...

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