Texas House Schedules Vote On Abortion Bill

AUSTIN (July 8, 2013)--The Texas House has scheduled a vote
Tuesday on a bill that would impose new restrictions on abortion.

The controversial measure has drawn thousands on both sides of the abortion issue to the state Capitol.

The state Senate a hearing on the bill Monday and anti-abortion groups planned a nighttime rally at the Capitol.

More than 370 were registered to testify at the Senate hearing and staffers were still counting witness cards of nearly 2,000 more.

Bill supporters are wearing blue while opponents were wearing orange.

Gov. Rick Perry promised that the Republican majority in the Legislature will pass the bill that was stalled by a Senate filibuster on June 25, which turned Texas into a flashpoint in the national debate over abortion.

The House passed the bill in the previous special session.

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