AUSTIN, Texas The Texas House has scheduled a Tuesday vote on an abortion restrictions bill that has prompted rallies that have drawn thousands to the state Capitol in recent weeks.
The Senate has started a Monday hearing on the bill and anti-abortion groups have scheduled a nighttime rally at the Capitol. More than 370 were registered to testify at the Senate hearing. Staff was still counting witness cards of nearly 2,000 more.
Bill supporters are wearing blue. Opponents are wearing orange.
Gov. Rick Perry has promised the Republican majority in the Legislature will pass the bill that was stalled by a Senate filibuster on June 25. That event turned Texas into a flashpoint in the national debate over abortion.
The House passed the bill in the previous special session.
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