Debates on new abortion bill in Texas

Senators in the US state of Texas are debating abortion ban after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Last Modified: 13 Jul 2013 02:09
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Senators in Texas have been working on the new bill amid protests

Texas senators have been working on a new bill on abortion which would ban it after 20 weeks of pregnancy and impose strict hospital style operating standards.

Protesters stage a sit-in to oppose the abortion bill. They say access to abortion will now be more difficult.

The debate has drawn nationwide attention.

Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports.


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