Perry adds abortion to special session's agenda


Texas Gov. Rick Perry added abortion regulation to the special session's agenda. 

Four bills have already been filed in the special session on abortion. The bills would require abortion facilities to recieve extra certicification, ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy and further regulate abortion pills. 

"In Texas, we value all life, and we’ve worked to cultivate a culture that supports the birth of every child,” Perry said in a statement. “We have an obligation to protect unborn children."

Along with abortion, Perry also added legislation relating to establishing a mandatory life sentence with parole for capital felonies committed by 17-year-olds.  Perry added transportation funding to the session's agenda.