Abortion

Abortion Battle Continues in Texas

Lawmakers reconvene, as do protesters

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Thousands of demonstrators descended on the Texas Capitol Monday, the majority expressing their opposition to new abortion restrictions that a Democratic filibuster and raucous protests derailed last week.

Lawmakers convened a new special legislative session aimed at reviving the bill that would limit where, when and how women may obtain abortions in the state. Supporters say it will protect women's health and fetuses, while opponents say it is designed to shutter the state's abortion clinics.