AUSTIN (January 21, 2013)—Texas Gov. Rick Perry has told lawmakers that he expects more anti-abortion laws during the 2013 session to work toward his goal "to make abortion at any stage a thing of the past."
Anti-abortion activists are pledging to use every legal means possible to make obtaining abortions difficult, if not impossible, to obtain.
This year Perry wants to further curtail when a woman can have an abortion, a law that courts have blocked in Georgia, Oklahoma and Arizona.
The so-called fetal pain bill is a measure that relies on controversial claims that a fetus can feel pain after 20 weeks of gestation.
Under current law, states can only ban abortions after 24 weeks.