State Laws On Abortion

State Laws On Abortion

Texas Gov. Rick Perry recalls the state legislature for a special session on proposed abortion restrictions. Please join us to discuss abortion rights in Texas and in other states around the country.

The Texas legislature is moving swiftly on a bill that would ban all abortions after 20 weeks and impose new and costly rules on clinics performing the procedures. Yesterday, thousands rallied outside the Texas capital in protest. Last week, Democratic State Sen. Wendy Davis blocked the initial effort to pass the bill with a marathon filibuster that garnered national attention. But Texas is clearly on course to join a number of states which have passed legislation reducing women’s access to abortion and reproductive health services.


Wendy Davis

state senator, Texas district 10.

Erik Eckholm

national correspondent, The New York Times.

Marjorie Dannenfelser

president, Susan B. Anthony List.

Terry O'Neill

president, National Organization for Women.

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