Activists on both sides of the abortion debate gathered at the Capitol in Austin, again, Friday while legislators deliberated on the late term abortion ban.
When word leaked out that the pro aborts planned to throw tampons and pads at pro-life legislators, DPS was on high alert. The following is a statement from DPS confirming that they confiscated bottles of feces, urine, tampons and other items:
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today received information that individuals planned to use a variety of items or props to disrupt legislative proceedings at the Texas Capitol.
Therefore for safety purposes, DPS recommended to the State Preservation Board that all bags be inspected prior to allowing individuals to enter the Senate gallery, which the State Preservation Board authorized.
During these inspections, DPS officers have thus far discovered one jar suspected to contain urine, 18 jars suspected to contain feces, and three bottles suspected to contain 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.
In the interest of the safety and security of Texas legislators and the general public, these inspections will continue until the conclusion of Senate business.
According to Students For Life, not all of the tampons were confiscated, however, because they were seen flying about the Texas Capitol rotunda.
— Students for Life (@Students4LifeHQ) July 13, 2013
Texas blogger Adam Cahnman captured on video the enraged pro abortion activists chanting that “tampons are a woman’s right!”