Texas rally launches day of U.S. protests against abortion restrictions

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By Richard Webner and Julia Harte AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) -Women’s rights advocates gathered at the Texas Capitol on Saturday to protest against the country’s most restrictive abortion law, launching a series of 660 marches around the United States in support of reproductive freedom. A crowd of more than 1,000 protesters assembled in sweltering heat in front of the building where lawmakers earlier this year passed a measure that bans abortions after about six weeks, which Governor Greg Abbott later signed. “Abort Abbott” appeared on several of the demonstrators’ signs and T-shirts, while other…

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