Dewhurst still fuming over abortion debate chaos

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Posted on June 29, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst was in North Texas on Saturday talking about abortion in an address to the National Right to Life Convention at the DFW Hyatt Regency.

Dewhurst was received by a much friendlier crowd than the one he encountered at the Texas Capitol Tuesday night as he tried to preside over a last-minute Senate vote on a strict anti-abortion measure.

The voting process was drowned out by a raucous crowd that had gathered in the gallery in opposition to the bill and time ran out.

Dewhurst is still fuming about it.

"Thousands of abortion advocates were whipped into a frenzy by the international socialist organization, the occupy movement, Planned Parenthood, and the ACLU to disrupt our legislative session," he said.

Opponents of the legislation said the voices were actually those of everyday Texans who disagree with the bill, and they vow they'll be back when a second special session starts Monday in Austin.

Dewhurst promises to pass the bill to restrict abortions this time around, adding he will clear the gallery if it gets noisy in the Senate chamber again.

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