Sunday, June 23, 2013

Texas Omnibus Abortion Bill Faces Procedural Obstacles and Crowds of Opponents

TexasAustin American-Statesman: House Democrats force delay on abortion bill, by Chuck Lindell:

The fight to pass some of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws got much more difficult for Republicans after Texas House Democrats turned to the rule book Sunday, thwarting plans to speed the regulation bill toward passage by forcing a crucial delay in the waning days of the special session. . . .

KVUE: Hundreds crowd state Capitol for debate over controversial abortion bills, by Mark Wiggins & Michael Moore:

Clad in the color orange, hundreds of abortion rights supporters crowded the Texas Capitol Sunday. 
With a vote scheduled over controversial legislation that would add sweeping restrictions on abortions and abortion providers, a sea of people waited anxiously to show lawmakers Texas women are watching. . . .

RH Reality Check!: 700 Texans Gather for "People's Filibuster', GOP Lawmaker Tries to Silence 'Repetitive' Testimony, by Andrea Grimes:

We’re here as part of a citizens’ filibuster against a bill added to the Texas house’s special session calendar at the last minute by Republican Gov. Rick Perry. They spent the day anxiously waiting for their names to be called by  House State Affairs Committee chairman Rep. Byron Cook (R-Corsicana). They’ve been poring over testimony, timing themselves on smartphones, practicing their statements in the hallway with quavering voices. . . .

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