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Abortion in Texas: All Politics Are Local, All Politics Are Global

by Abby Zimet

As the Texas House again considers sweeping restrictions on abortion, thousands of protesters swarmed the Capitol and over 2,000 people on both sides of the issue reportedly signed up to testify, with many turned away for lack of space. Most observers say the GOP has the votes to pass the bills; pro-choice advocates, including Wendy Davis and her army of supporters - see a national map documenting her Twitter following during her filibuster - say the fight isn't over and will likely end in the courts. More on what's at stake here. Live blog on testimony till midnight here.

Update: As expected, the Committee passed the bills. Despite Democratic pleas, testimony was limited to about 100 people because, GOP leaders argued, "We've taken alot of testimony."

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