The Texas Legislature convenes for the second special session today, and abortion legislation is sure to occupy the spotlight. Last Tuesday, a disruptive mob of abortion radicals stormed the state senate, stopping the bill from being passed in time.
However, stalwart pro-life leader Governor Perry is confident that SB5 will succeed this time around. “It will pass overwhelmingly and will become the law in the state,” Perry said Friday. “I think the voice of the people of Texas will be heard.”
The Texas legislation seeks to enact measures necessary to protect women and their preborn children, including: banning abortion after 20 weeks (when the unborn child feels the excruciating pain of abortion), requiring health and safety regulations that ambulatory surgical centers are required to hold, requiring that doctors have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, and prohibiting dangerous webcam abortions. Following protocol, Republicans stopped Wendy Davis’ filibuster and voted 19-10 to pass the bill. However at that point, abortion extremists stormed the senate building, disrupting the process and effectively trampling the democratic process to push their radical agenda through.
However, Perry affirmed that he will not tolerate this behavior. “We will not allow the breakdown of decorum and decency to prevent us from doing what the people of this state hired us to do,” he said.
When asked her reaction to the second session, Davis responded, “I’m an eternal optimist. I believe in people; I believe in the power of democracy. And I’m going to fight with every fiber I have to keep it from passing.” Davis’ answer is somewhat baffling for two reasons. First, if the democratic process had been allowed to play out correctly—if abortion supporters did not violently flood the senate—SB5 would have passed. Second, a majority of Texans, almost two-thirds, back the ban on abortion after 20 weeks. By blocking a piece of legislation that a majority of citizens support, Davis is pushing for her personal ideology rather than serving the people.
In order to remind Davis and other abortion extremists that the majority of Americans and women support the ban, a coalition of pro-life organizations is endorsing the #Stand4Life tweetfest on Tuesday July 2. Please sign the petition to urge representatives to defend human life, and spread the word via facebook and twitter. Make your voice heard!
Sign the Petition: http://www.isthisyourvoice.com/