Texas stiffens abortion restrictions; pro-lifers rally to support bill

AUSTIN, Texas -- The drama in Texas over abortion that drew national and international attention came to an end, for the moment, after the state House of Representatives, then the state Senate, voted to adopt tougher abortion regulations. Gov. Rick Perry promised to sign the bill into law soon. The law prohibits abortions in the 20th week of pregnancy, requires abortion clinics to be certified as surgical centers and increases regulations on doctors and abortion-inducing drugs.

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