Let Me Start: Texas approves draconian abortion measure

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Pro-life supporters and pro-choice protesters rally at the Texas state capitol in favor and against the new controversial abortion legislation up for a vote...
Pro-life supporters and pro-choice protesters rally at the Texas state capitol in favor and against the new controversial abortion legislation up for a vote...
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The Texas House provisionally approved a strict new abortion law that severely curtails women’s rights and access to abortion despite the protests of thousands of abortion rights supporters who have rallied for weeks at the state house in Austin. It’s another example of Republicans running roughshod over the rights of women – a constituency they can hardly afford to alienate. The final vote is today.

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Let Me Start: Texas approves draconian abortion measure

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