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DALLAS (AP) — A rally organized to condemn a restrictive abortion measure has drawn more than 200 people to downtown Dallas.

Planned Parenthood took its Stand With Texas Women campaign to City Hall plaza Wednesday, drawing a crowd of orange-clad protesters carrying signs like, “Don’t Mess with Texas Women.”

More than 1,100 supporters attended a similar rally the day before in downtown Houston. Another stop Wednesday evening in Fort Worth drew a similar crowd. Speaking at that event was Sen. Wendy Davis. She earlier led a Democratic filibuster that put the bill in the national spotlight.

Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, was among the speakers Wednesday in Dallas.

The rallies were held as Texas House Republicans pushed through the bill. It now goes to the Republican-controlled Senate for consideration.

 

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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