- Apr 13, 2011
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As the Texas Senate begins debating the anti-abortion bill that sparked a series of protests that garnered national attention, Republicans backing the measure drew more criticism for confiscating women’s hygiene products from attendees at the gallery in the state capitol on Friday.
According to Burnt Orange Report, state Sen. Kirk Watson (D) convinced authorities to halt the seizures, but not before GOP lawmakers were mocked online as security guards went through women’s bags pulling out what one opponent of the bill, local activist Jessica Luther,said on Twitter was described to her as anything “that can be thrown at senators.”
“We’re going to have strict enforcement,” Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) told the AP. “If there are any demonstrations, we are going to clear the gallery.”
As Think Progress reported, however, attendees with concealed-carry licenses were still being allowed to bring firearms into the gallery. State Rep. Jonathan Strickland (R), who said at one point he was concerned about protesters becoming violent, did not respond when asked if he was bringing his own gun to the building but told the National Review, “I very, very often do concealed-carry, I can say that.”
Read more @: Texas Senate confiscates tampons while debating anti-abortion bill | The Raw Story
You literally cant make this **** up :dohThis is outrageous!