A severe anti-abortion law has passed the
Texas Senate, and
is expected to sign the bill into
This law strictly regulates current law and
has the effect of closing 38 of Texas' 42
Planned Parenhood Facilities.
The Texas abortion crackdown limits pregnancy
termination at up to 20 weeks gestation, and denies
abortion to women pregnant from
rape and incest, and in cases in which
continuation of a pregnancy threatens
the woman's life.
(Last year there were 32,000 reported
pregnancies involving rape in the U.S.
according to the CDC.)