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Perry targets abortion issue, again

2d session called in Texas after chaotic filibuster

AUSTIN, Texas — Governor Rick Perry called a second 30-day special session of the Texas Legislature on Wednesday to pass widespread abortion restrictions across the nation’s second-largest state, after the first attempt by Republicans died following a marathon one-woman filibuster.

Perry ordered lawmakers to meet July 1 to act on the abortion proposals and two other issues. The abortion rules would close nearly all the state’s abortion clinics and ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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