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Women Protest New Texas Abortion Bills With Silent Demonstration


Women Protest New Texas Abortion Bills With Silent Demonstration
WSYM-TV

Protesters in Texas are taking on bills aimed at decreasing access to abortions in the state. A group of women dressed in red robes and white bonnets showed up to the Senate floor Monday to protest multiple anti-abortion rights bills.The clothes were a tribute to "The Handmaid's Tale," a book and upcoming Hulu show. The story talks about women being reduced to "walking wombs" because they have to bear children for upper-class couples who can't conceive.If passed, Senate Bill 415 would ban a common procedure used in second trimester abortions. Those behind the bill have called the procedure "dismemberment abortion."The bill defines dismemberment abortion as "causing the death of an unborn child" by extracting the child one piece at a time with the use of clamps or similar instruments that perform certain harmful measures on the fetus's body.

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