Abortion battle reignited across America

Hundreds of people are expected to take part in demonstrations in Texas later tonight as the debate over abortion becomes a flashpoint issue in the United States again.

After Democratic state Senator Wendy Davis pulled off a 12-hour filibuster against a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, state Republicans are again attempting to pass the controversial vote.

More states are moving towards greater restrictions on the procedure - especially for late stage terminations - and some have already passed new laws.

Washington Correspondent Robert Moore reports.