Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Texas bill bans abortions after 20 weeks

The number of abortion-restricting laws in the U.S.A. is rising
Texas governor Rick Perry signed the Texas bill, despite protests. (Photo: CNS)
Legislators in Texas passed a bill on Friday, July 12, that places restrictions on abortion. A BBC report explains:
In addition to banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the bill will require all abortion procedures to be performed at a surgical centre, and mandate all doctors performing abortions have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles (48km) of the clinic.
The article states that most of the state's abortion clinics will likely be shut down.

According to a story by Catholic News Agency, 2013 is the "second-best year on record" when it comes to passing laws regulating abortion in the U.S.A. So far, 43 provisions against abortion have been passed this year.

Read more about those laws here.

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