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Texas Senate Passes Bill That May Close Abortion Clinics

The Texas Senate passed rules that advocates for access to abortion say may force most of the state’s clinics to close.

Backed by Texas Governor Rick Perry, a Republican, the measure passed the Senate 20-10 yesterday at about 11:30 p.m. local time and now heads to the House of Representatives, where both sides say they expect it to win approval. Before the vote, lawmakers took out a provision to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.