Hundreds Testify in a Abortion Bill Hearing

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Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 11:08am

The Republican Chairman of a Texas House Committee considering new abortion regulations told more than 300 women they would not be allowed to testify against the bill because it had become too repetitive.

The hearing wrapped up around two o'clock this morning.

More than 500 people signed up to speak on the two bills, but not everyone got that chance.

The majority of people who showed up were against the bill.

"He didn't want to hear any more because they know how they're gonna vote."

"That's unfortunate and that's very frustrating when they feel that the process has not served them well, but sometimes that's what happens."

Conservatives want to limit abortions to the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, require ambulatory care at clinics, and a doctor present who as admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles.

Pro-Choice advocates say all that goes too far and would put many clinics out of business

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