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    Texas Senate confiscates tampons while debating anti-abortion bill [W:155]

    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.
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    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 This is outrageous!


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    Guns Yes, Tampons NO! Welcome to Texas, Y'all!

    Apparently, Texas Republicans are far more afraid of tampons and maxi-pads than they are of guns. The order's been rescinded, but earlier today the order had been given that 'feminine products' were not allowed within the Texas capitol building. It seems that those in charge - Republicans, remember - were afraid that the protesters were going to throw tampons and maxi-pads at them during the debate over the abortion bill debate.

    Really? Guns are allowed in the Texas capitol, but tampons and maxi-pads are not? How long will it take for the Republican rank and file to grasp just how far off the edge of the map their party has gone?

    P.S. NO, this is not The Onion. This is Texas.

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    Re: Guns Yes, Tampons NO! Welcome to Texas, Y'all!

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Apparently, Texas Republicans are far more afraid of tampons and maxi-pads than they are of guns. The order's been rescinded, but earlier today the order had been given that 'feminine products' were not allowed within the Texas capitol building. It seems that those in charge - Republicans, remember - were afraid that the protesters were going to throw tampons and maxi-pads at them during the debate over the abortion bill debate.

    Really? Guns are allowed in the Texas capitol, but tampons and maxi-pads are not? How long will it take for the Republican rank and file to grasp just how far off the edge of the map their party has gone?

    P.S. NO, this is not The Onion. This is Texas.

    If there had been legitimate intel that the protesters were planning to throw tampons at legislators, the order makes a bit more sense don't you think? Just as they might well have barred people from bringing in sackloads of Beanie Babies if the rumor had been they were going to throw those...

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    re: Texas Senate confiscates tampons while debating anti-abortion bill [W:155]

    That's OK, they can just menstruate on them instead.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Guns Yes, Tampons NO! Welcome to Texas, Y'all!

    Occupy Vaginas!


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    re: Texas Senate confiscates tampons while debating anti-abortion bill [W:155]

    Sounds like it could get bloody.....




    With all those guns, I mean.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    re: Texas Senate confiscates tampons while debating anti-abortion bill [W:155]

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: Texas Senate confiscates tampons while debating anti-abortion bill | The Raw Story

    You literally cant make this **** up This is outrageous! [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Have you seen the garbage (literally anything and anything) that was thrown by the protestors? Living near Austin, as I do, it is the lead story on our local news.

    Confiscation of hygene products rankles abortion foes | KXAN.com

    Austin Protesters Carried Jars of Urine, Feces to Throw | National Review Online

    Tampons Seized At Texas Legislature As Pro-Choice Protesters Descend On Austin Ahead of Abortion Vote | Mediaite
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    Re: Guns Yes, Tampons NO! Welcome to Texas, Y'all!

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Apparently, Texas Republicans are far more afraid of tampons and maxi-pads than they are of guns. The order's been rescinded, but earlier today the order had been given that 'feminine products' were not allowed within the Texas capitol building. It seems that those in charge - Republicans, remember - were afraid that the protesters were going to throw tampons and maxi-pads at them during the debate over the abortion bill debate.

    Really? Guns are allowed in the Texas capitol, but tampons and maxi-pads are not? How long will it take for the Republican rank and file to grasp just how far off the edge of the map their party has gone?

    P.S. NO, this is not The Onion. This is Texas.
    Protestors were throwing all kinds of stuff, security was required to keep order. The horror!

    Confiscation of hygene products rankles abortion foes | KXAN.com
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    Re: Guns Yes, Tampons NO! Welcome to Texas, Y'all!

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    If there had been legitimate intel that the protesters were planning to throw tampons at legislators, the order makes a bit more sense don't you think? Just as they might well have barred people from bringing in sackloads of Beanie Babies if the rumor had been they were going to throw those...
    Let me see here - it would make sense to stop them from throwing tampons...but bringing loaded guns into the capitol building is okay? Does anyone see the disconnect here?

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    re: Texas Senate confiscates tampons while debating anti-abortion bill [W:155]

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    We arent worried about guns those are chill, but tampons now those are dangerous!


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