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Dozens wait to enter the Senate gallery moments after the Texas State Capitol opened its doors at 7 a.m., in Austin, Texas, Friday, July 12, 2013. (Tamir Kalifa/AP)
Dozens wait to enter the Senate gallery moments after the Texas State Capitol opened its doors at 7 a.m., in Austin, Texas, Friday, July 12, 2013. (Tamir Kalifa/AP)

Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst is warning protesters that they will be jailed for up to 48 hours if they disrupt the expected approval of an abortion bill today, in a special session of the state Senate.

The measure would ban abortions in Texas after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Two weeks ago, protesters delayed final passage of the measure.

The bill also requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, allows abortions only in surgical centers and regulates where and when women who want abortions can take abortion-inducing pills.

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This segment aired on July 12, 2013.

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