DPS, Abortion Activists Preparing for Renewed Debate

Less than a week after their shouts and screams effectively derailed a vote on a restrictive new abortion law, reproductive rights advocates are already getting organized for the special session. But when proceedings begin anew on Monday, state leaders will be better prepared — and are working with state security to prevent further disruption.

Last week's half-day filibuster of Senate Bill 5 by state Sen. Wendy Davis, Fort Worth, drew national attention and hundreds of protesters to the Capitol, where the Senate gallery and rotunda became so full that at one point security was forced to shut three out ...

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