Texas Gov. Rick Perry Signs Abortion Bill Into Law

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After the Texas Senate approved the widely protested abortion bill on Friday, it was only a matter of time before the bill would become a Texas state law.

This morning, Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed the bill into law. The law's regulations threatens the existence of most clinics throughout the state, as only five of Texas' 42 abortion clinics actually meets the latest requirements.

According to the Associated Press, this new law bans abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy and dictates when abortion-inducing drugs can be taken.

It also requires abortion clinic doctors to have hospital admitting privileges, and restricts any and all abortions to surgical centers.

"It is a very happy and celebratory day," said Perry, thanking anti-abortion activists for helping to "support the health of Texas women."

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