The Brief: Top Texas News for July 19, 2013

The Big Conversation

Sweeping new abortion restrictions have been signed into law, but the fight inside the Texas Capitol hasn't ended.

On Thursday, Gov. Rick Perry held a signing ceremony for House Bill 2, the controversial legislation that has put Texas at the epicenter of a national debate over abortion rights.

"It is a very happy, celebratory day," Perry, joined by a group of Republican lawmakers and other supporters of the legislation, said at the signing ceremony. "It is our responsibility and duty to give voice to the unborn, the individuals whose survival is at stake. This bill ...

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