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Abortion bill passes in Texas House

Supporters of House Bill 2, an abortion bill, react in the gallery of the Texas House after the bill passed Tuesday in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas House on Tuesday night provisionally approved tough new abortion restrictions, making good on a third attempt to pass the measure this year.

Activists on both sides of the issue from across the state and nation descended on the Capitol building, and the demonstrators erupted into screams, cheers and chants immediately following the vote.

Lawmakers debated for more than 10 hours Tuesday, before voting on the Republicans’ signature legislation. They approved the bill mainly along party lines. More here.

Did you ever doubt this bill would ultimately pass?


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