Texas House Passes Abortion Bill.
All day, pro-life and pro-choice lawmakers debated House Bill 2. It calls for abortion providers to meet additional requirements and it would ban abortions after 20 weeks.
Thousands of pro-life activists cheered even before their rally began on the steps of the State Capitol.
The fight over access to abortion in Texas resumes Monday with thousands expected to attend a marathon Senate hearing and a nighttime anti-abortion rally at the Capitol.
Thousands of people may converge on the Texas State Capitol once again next week. Next Tuesday the full House is expected to vote on House Bill 2, the bill enacting harsh abortion restrictions.
More than 2,000 people signed up to testify about proposed abortion restrictions before a Texas House committee on Tuesday, but rules imposed by the panel’s top Republican mean no more than 140 members of the public would get a chance to speak.
The Texas Senate on Tuesday will consider bills on transportation funding and juvenile justice in the first hearings of the new special session.
Thousands of pro-choice activists converged on the South steps and lawn of the State Capitol Monday. Inside the Capitol, a smaller crowd of right to life activists, but no less intense.
The political gloves are back on Monday morning, as state lawmakers head to Austin once again for another special session. A controversial abortion bill is back in the spotlight.
A day after Texas Gov. Rick Perry spoke at the annual National Right to Life Convention, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is set to take his turn at the podium.
Gov. Rick Perry admonished state Sen. Wendy Davis, two days after her filibuster helped kill new Texas abortion restrictions, saying Davis’ rise from a tough upbringing to Harvard Law graduate should have taught her the value of each human life.
A number of Republican state politicians have made their way to North Texas today, all to attend and take part in the 43rd annual National Right to Life Convention.