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  • bluecheese4u bluecheese4u Jul 3, 2013 9:13 AM Flag

    Texas abortion bill: Committee approves

    Texas abortion bill: Committee approves

    By KATIE GLUECK | 7/2/13 5:02 PM EDT Updated: 7/3/13 7:51 AM EDT

    A controversial abortion measure in the Texas Legislature advanced early Wednesday morning, after a House committee heard from some of the nearly 2,000 witnesses that showed up to testify on the bill.

    The House State Affairs Committee approved the bill an an 8-3 party line vote, according to news reports.

    It was the first action on the bill since the Legislature returned to the Texas capitol for a special session starting on Monday. The full chamber will now take up the bill next week.

    (PHOTOS: Scenes from Texas abortion rights protest)

    Close to 3,500 people turned up on Tuesday to register a position on a the measure - which would ban abortion after 20 weeks and


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