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Hundreds protest Texas abortion restrictions

gwsjr425 Wrote: Jun 24, 2013 9:12 AM
"now viable"

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — More than 800 women's rights protesters crowded into the Texas Capitol on Sunday to watch Democrats try a series of parliamentary maneuvers to stop the Republican majority from passing some of the toughest abortion restrictions in the country.

Democrats, some waving coat hangers to symbolize illegal abortions, passionately spoke against the bill or tried to add amendments to soften it. They started the session pointing to a technicality that delayed voting on any bills for 4½ hours. The forced adjournment burned up precious time since the session ends at midnight Tuesday and the abortion bill still needs to...