Abortion bill passes Texas Legislature

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After days of debate, senators in Texas passed House Bill 2, crossing the final hurdle to put one of the nation’s strictest anti-abortion measures into effect.

HB2 passed with a 19-11 vote Friday night.

Governor Rick Perry has been pushing the Republican led legislature to pass the measure since last

Once Governor Perry signs the bill into law, it will be illegal to have an abortion after 20-weeks of pregnancy.

Abortion clinics and doctors also have a few new rules.

Clinics have to meet the minimum standards of outpatient surgical centers and doctors at those clinics will have admitting privileges at hospitals within a 30-mile radius.