Texas Gov. Rick Perry vows to enact 20-week abortion ban
DALLAS (Reuters) – Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday vowed that his state will ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy and said that the democratic process was hijacked in the senate this week.
The Republican governor’s comments to the National Right to Life convention in Dallas came a day after he announced that lawmakers will return to the Capitol for a second special legislative session, in part to address abortion restrictions.
A sweeping proposal to restrict abortions failed in the final moments of a special legislative session earlier this week after delays including a filibuster by state Senator Wendy Davis, a Democrat.
(Reporting by Lisa Maria Garza; Editing by Corrie MacLaggan)
[Texas Governor Perry answers questions from the media after taking an aerial tour over the fertilizer plant explosion site in West, Texas]