State News

Jul 15, 2013 9:05 PM

Hundreds Protest Passage of New Abortion Restrictions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - About 300 people gathered in front of the Texas Capitol during a heavy rainstorm to protest the approval of sweeping new restrictions on abortion.

The gathering came as part of the National Day of Action that included similar rallies planned in several cities. The events were organized by the International Socialist Organization and other left-leaning community organizing groups. Also supporting the effort were abortion rights groups, including NARAL Pro-Choice Texas.

About 200 people, most protesting the restrictions, showed up amid rainy skies in downtown Dallas as well.

The Austin event paled in comparison to similar demonstrations that drew thousands of people in the weeks leading up to the vote.

On Friday, the Republican-controlled Legislature passed a sweeping omnibus measure giving Texas some of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Top Videos

1 2 3 4

Submit News

Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.

Most Popular

KRISTV.COM is Social!

Click the icons above to receive News, Weather, and Sports alerts from KRISTV.COM!


Contact Us
Send us your feedback. We want to hear from you!
Photo Central
Look at photos and videos and share them!
KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get on your mobile or PDA!
KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
Texas Lottery
See the latest winning numbers!
6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more