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Texas passes bill banning abortions after 20 weeks

‘FAST-FORWARD CHANGE’:The legislation is certain to be signed by Texas Governor Rick Perry, who called the special session to consider it, but it faces legal challenges

Reuters, AUSTIN, Texas

The Texas Department of Public Safety increased security for Friday’s debate, searching bags of everyone who entered the Senate gallery. The department said officers found 18 jars containing what appeared to be feces, one jar suspected of containing urine and three bottles of what they think is paint.

“All of these items — as well as significant quantities of feminine hygiene products, glitter and confetti possessed by individuals — were required to be discarded; otherwise those individuals were denied entry into the gallery,” the department said in a statement.

The confiscation of feminine hygiene products sparked an outcry on social media about “tampongate.”

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