The Bill was introduced on 11th July, 2013 by Republican lawmakers. It incorporated measures that would beef up abortion regulations in the State of Texas. In its interests, it followed that a ban was to be put in place that makes it unlawful for one to perform an abortion beyond 20 weeks after fertilization. The proponent in the introduction of the Bill also targeted protection of innocent fetuses from undue pain. It also required that, in the event medical doctors were to perform an abortion, it must be in a registered surgical institution. Furthermore, it had a clause that purposed to play an oversight role on how women would use drugs that aimed at inducing abortion.
At the commencement of the Bill, a special session was held on June 2013. However, Wendy Davis, a Senator, attempted to stop the debate concerning the issues at hand. He took most of time bringing in issues that were not pertinent to the abortion Bill. His actions, amounting to a misdemeanor led to a midnight vote. The outcome declared the Bill as having been passed by the Senate in that it received a support of 19 votes as opposed to the other side (read opposition) who had 11 votes. As a result, controversies on whether the bill was entered before or after midnight came to light. Governor Rick Perry ordered for its second session. The second session was witnessed by both Republicans and Democrats assembling at the legislative body location.
As it regards the passing of the bill, the senate passed the Bill on 10th July, 2013 with a 96-49 difference while the house passed it on 13th July, 2013 with a 19-11 difference. The Bill was eventually signed into law by Governor Rick Perry on 18th July 2013. At this stage, the Bill was regarded as law hence, became part and parcel of rules and regulations that regulated abortion and its related aspects in the State of Texas.
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