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Wendy Davis late-term abortion celebrations sparsely attended across Texas

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Wendy Davis wanted to celebrate the anniversary of her late-term abortion filibuster on Wednesday - she even avoided the word “abortion” in promotions and offered free tickets to fill seats.

But all the word hiding in the world can't put butts in seats, apparently. While the main event in Austin, Texas, was well attended (thanks to those free tickets), events across Texas looked more post-apocalyptic than celebratory.

Like this party in Universal City, Texas, which no one signed up for and no one attended.

The party was supposed to last from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. but by 6:30 p.m., the guest areas of the park looked like this, according to photos provided to the Washington Examiner.





Or this one in Houston, Texas, which also fell flat:





Even this event, at a bar, which was showing soccer, failed to get guests by 6:30 p.m.:



A few people came to this gathering at a bar in Corpus Christi, Texas, but this was the size of the crowd at 7:30 p.m. (the event started at 6 p.m.):



By 7:15 p.m. there was only a handful of people at an event in a San Antonio, Texas, restaurant:



There were no doubt events that were attended by more than zero people, but considering what the celebration was really for, it’s no wonder many events were abandoned.

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