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Gov. Perry signs sweeping abortion restrictions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed sweeping new abortion restrictions on Thursday that could shutter most of the clinics in the state. More than 100 Republican lawmakers attended the signing ceremony with […]

07/18/2013

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Texas Senate passes new abortion restrictions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate passed sweeping new abortion restrictions late Friday, sending them to Republican Gov. Rick Perry to sign into law after weeks of protests and rallies that drew thousands of […]

07/13/2013

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To watch abortion debate, rules of decorum apply

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate requires everyone who enters the chamber to follow rules of decorum, the most basic of which is not to disrupt the senators at work. During the June 25 […]

07/12/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Texas House provisionally approves abortion law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas House on Tuesday night provisionally approved tough new abortion restrictions, making good on a third attempt to pass the measure this year. Activists on both sides of the issue […]

07/10/2013

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Texas Senate blowup threatens lt. gov.’s future

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With the crowd in the Texas Senate gallery chanting at deafening levels, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst stood at the podium with his hands in his pockets as his fellow Republicans pleaded […]

06/28/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Texas gov. calls 2nd special session on abortion

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday called a second special session of the Texas Legislature to pass widespread abortion restrictions across the nation’s second-largest state, after the first attempt by Republicans died […]

06/26/2013

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Ex-teen mom heads filibuster versus abortion limit

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — To lead their nearly 13-hour filibuster attempt aimed at blocking a contentious abortion bill, Texas Democrats turned to a 50-year-old lawmaker who pulled herself up from a tough background as a […]

06/26/2013

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Texas lawmakers say concealed guns bill needed

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — This week’s gunfire at a Houston-area college prompted new calls Wednesday for allowing concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons into Texas college buildings and classrooms as a measure of self-defense.

01/23/2013

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