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*Russell, Nicole (July 6, 2017). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/texas-law-recognizes-human-life-critics-rage/article/2627828 Texas law recognizes human life, critics rage]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved July 6, 2017.</ref>
In June 2019, Abbott signed a bill into law banning local governments from funding abortion providers.<ref>Berry, Susan (June 11, 2019). [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/11/texas-gov-greg-abbott-signs-bill-banning-funding-abortion-providers/ Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Signs Bill Banning Funding of Abortion Providers]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 11, 2019.</ref><ref>Freiburger, Calvin (June 11, 2019). [https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/texas-bill-bans-cities-from-doing-business-with-planned-parenthood Texas prohibits cities from doing business with abortion providers like Planned Parenthood]. ''LifeSiteNews''. Retrieved June 11, 2019.</ref> Shortly afterward, he signed a bill protecting babies who survive abortions.<ref>Clabough, Raven (June 18, 2019). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/faith-and-morals/item/32632-texas-gov-signs-bill-to-protect-babies-born-alive-during-abortions Texas Governor Signs Bill to Protect Babies Born Alive During Abortions]. ''The New American''. Retrieved June 18, 2019.</ref>
Gov. Abbott failed to make the [[Heartbeat Bill]] a priority in 2019 and it did not pass in the Texas House of Representatives. Abbott's spokesman issued an ambiguous statement claiming that Abbott is [[pro-life]], yet not explaining why he allowed this bill to be blocked by Republicans.<ref>https://thetexan.news/texas-heartbeat-bill-on-life-support-stalled-in-the-house/</ref>
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