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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Perry signs sweeping Texas abortion restrictions

Gov. Rick Perry, third from left, speaks at a signing ceremony for the the abortion restriction bill, House Bill 2, at the Capitol in Austin, Texas, on Thursday July 18, 2013. Perry signed sweeping new abortion restrictions on Thursday that could shutter most of the clinics in the nation's second most populous state.