DALLAS (ABP) — The Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) lobbied for a newly passed law restricting abortion that was delayed by a filibuster by a state senator honored last year by the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission for her work against predatory lending. Gov. Rick Perry signed a bill July 18 being described as one of the nation’s strictest abortion laws. The bill was hotly debated, including an 11-hour filibuster by state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) in June that made national headlines.
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