AUSTIN, June 24, 2003 ( – Texas Gov. Rick Perry is presiding over a small-c conservative revolution, vetoing 48 liberal bills and signing 1,320 into law. With a Republican majority in both houses of the Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction, Perry has held the line on spending and balanced the budget, as required by the state constitution.  Perry has also signed into law a 24-hour waiting and information period before an unborn child may be terminated by abortion. In what opponents see as another incremental step, the “fetus” has been declared a person except with reference to abortion.  The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer praised the legislative progress. A spokesman said the new rules will make it easier for women to find out about the abortion-breast cancer link before reaching a decision about terminating a pregnancy.  For local coverage:   For details on the ABC Coalition response:


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