Abortion rights supporters face new charges in Capitol protest

Abortion rights supporters face new charges in Capitol protest

Abortion rights supporters face new charges in Capitol protest

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by KVUE News

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Posted on August 30, 2013 at 4:57 PM

AUSTIN -- A dozen abortion rights supporters who were arrested last month at the Texas Capitol are facing new charges.

Twelve members of the group “Rise Up Texas” are now charged with disrupting a public meeting.

They were arrested on the day thousands flocked to the Texas Capitol for a final vote on the controversial abortion legislation.

All 12 were initially released without charges, now they say they're being targeted for retaliation.

The maximum punishment is a two thousand dollar fine and 180 days in jail.
 

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