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Texas House approves sweeping abortion restrictions

Anti-abortion activists react after the vote passing the HB2 bill restricting abortion rights in Austin, Texas July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Anti-abortion activists react after the vote passing the HB2 bill restricting abortion rights in Austin, Texas July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Anti-abortion activists react after the vote passing the HB2 bill restricting abortion rights in Austin, Texas July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone
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Abortion rights activists (back L) demonstrate as state troopers stand guard outside the floor of the House after the HB2 bill restricting abortion rights passed in Austin, Texas July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Abortion rights activists (back L) demonstrate as state troopers stand guard outside the floor of the House after the HB2 bill restricting abortion rights passed in Austin, Texas July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Abortion rights activists (back L) demonstrate as state troopers stand guard outside the floor of the House after the HB2 bill restricting abortion rights passed in Austin, Texas July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone
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Texas State Democratic Representative Roland Gutierrez listens to discussion of the proposed HB2 abortion restriction as the state legislature meets to consider legislation restricting abortion rights in Austin, Texas July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Texas State Democratic Representative Roland Gutierrez listens to discussion of the proposed HB2 abortion restriction as the state legislature meets to consider legislation restricting abortion rights in Austin, Texas July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Texas State Democratic Representative Roland Gutierrez listens to discussion of the proposed HB2 abortion restriction as the state legislature meets to consider legislation restricting abortion rights in Austin, Texas July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone
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A packed gallery watches as the House of Representatives meets to vote on legislation restricting abortion rights in Austin, Texas July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

A packed gallery watches as the House of Representatives meets to vote on legislation restricting abortion rights in Austin, Texas July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

A packed gallery watches as the House of Representatives meets to vote on legislation restricting abortion rights in Austin, Texas July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone
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(L-R) Democrat Royce West and Republicans Bob Deuell and Jane Nelson, the chairperson for the Committee on Health and Human Services, listen while experts testify during a Senate hearing on the proposed abortion bill in Austin, Texas July 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

(L-R) Democrat Royce West and Republicans Bob Deuell and Jane Nelson, the chairperson for the Committee on Health and Human Services, listen while experts testify during a Senate hearing on the proposed abortion bill in Austin, Texas July 8, 2013....more

(L-R) Democrat Royce West and Republicans Bob Deuell and Jane Nelson, the chairperson for the Committee on Health and Human Services, listen while experts testify during a Senate hearing on the proposed abortion bill in Austin, Texas July 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone
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Abortion rights activists demonstrate outside the floor of the House after the HB2 bill restricting abortion rights passed in Austin, Texas July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Abortion rights activists demonstrate outside the floor of the House after the HB2 bill restricting abortion rights passed in Austin, Texas July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Abortion rights activists demonstrate outside the floor of the House after the HB2 bill restricting abortion rights passed in Austin, Texas July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone
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Abortion rights activists demonstrate outside the floor of the House after the HB2 bill restricting abortion rights passed in Austin, Texas July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Abortion rights activists demonstrate outside the floor of the House after the HB2 bill restricting abortion rights passed in Austin, Texas July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Abortion rights activists demonstrate outside the floor of the House after the HB2 bill restricting abortion rights passed in Austin, Texas July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone
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