Breaking: Texas House passes law banning abortions after 20 weeks in final vote
Praise God! It was a nasty battle, but we won. Now to move onto the abolishment of all abortion.
AUSTIN, TX, July 10, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Texas House of Representatives has passed a pro-life law that would restrict abortions to the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. On the third reading, HB2 passed the chamber by a vote of 96-49.
The bill stalled during a first special session as a mob of pro-abortion activists shouted down a vote, and an 11-hour filibuster by Wendy Davis prevented lawmakers from voting on the measure.
Gov. Rick Perry has promised to ensure that the bill passes and is signed into law.
Yesterday, Democrats attempted to hinder the passage of the law by proposing more than two dozen amendments to water down or sidetrack the bill during 10 hours of debate. However, all amendments were voted down.
The bill now heads to the Senate, where it is expected to pass.