Perry Signs It: Texas Abortion Bill Now Law
New requirements will take effect in October
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2013 10:27 AM CDT
In this June 27, 2013 file photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks in Grapevine, Texas.   (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

(Newser) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry made Texas' sweeping new abortion regulations law today, signing a bill that spawned weeks of protests, a legislative three-ring circus, and Wendy Davis' last-ditch filibuster. The law, which takes effect in October, bans abortions after the 20-week mark and requires abortion doctors to have hospital-admitting privileges; only five of the Lone Star State's 42 clinics currently comply. Protesters attended today's ceremony, notes the AP, with signs reading, "Shame."

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cornelison
Jul 21, 2013 8:04 AM CDT
Message to the anti-choice folks; Donate $1,000.00 to an animal shelter. Every day stray dogs and cats arrive at the animal shelters. It costs money to spay and neuter them. Sick strays need to be operated on. Many of them need to be treated for heart worm, mange. festering eyes, starvation and horrific abuse. Stop playing God with women's lives. You have no right to. Leave that up to your God in the afterlife if it exists.
K.KRANK
Jul 20, 2013 2:04 AM CDT
Looks like Perry & the GOP were finally able to rub that thing out. So ladies, if you get pregnant & are being rubbed the wrong way by Rick & the Gang's new law don't you get thinking you got a choice or something about not carrying that baby to term. Like it or not come 5 months & you're keeping it, the state of Texas & the GOP has already made the decision for you & your doctor. And you women out in the rural areas, get ready to drive all day to get to one of the 5 hospital/clinics in the state that will help you out should the tests on your fetus say something bad will happen if you carry it to term & it isn't past 20-weeks yet. Way to go Rick & Co. Keep on sending those women to the Dems. This is the way to win future elections lol
flatnosepete
Jul 19, 2013 10:18 AM CDT
Perry signed the bill with his famous X signature.