Activists in abortion debate fill Capitol ahead of Senate vote
By: The Associated Press
Hundreds of activists from both sides of the abortion debate lined the halls of the Texas Capitol more than four hours before debate was set to begin in the Senate.
A vote is scheduled for Friday in the Senate on tough new abortion restrictions that failed to become law last month after a Democratic filibuster and raucous protesters were able to run out the clock on an earlier special session.
Some activists arrived as early as 4:30 a.m. Friday and the crowds continued to line up at the security station to get in the building. As has been the case for the last two weeks, anti-abortion activists wore blue and abortion rights activists wore orange. Much of the early crowd appeared to be dominated by those wearing orange.
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