Texas abortion debate continues

Texas abortion debate continues

Texas abortion debate continues

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on July 8, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 9 at 7:52 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The fight over access to abortion in Texas continued Monday with thousands expected to attend a marathon Senate hearing and a nighttime anti-abortion rally at the Capitol.

An abortion rights rally and a hearing in the House drew thousands of demonstrators and witnesses to testify on both sides of the issue. Now the Senate Health and Human Services Committee scheduled a daylong hearing. Hundreds lined the hallways outside the hearing room more than two hours before its 10 a.m. start.

Texas has become a flashpoint in the national abortion debate, sparked by a nearly 13-hour filibuster June 25 by Sen. Wendy Davis that blocked new restrictions from becoming law.

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