National, Texas Pro-life Leaders Rally to Support Protection of Babies after 20 Weeks

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SBA List’s Marilyn Musgrave, former Gov. Mike Huckabee, TX Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, the Duggars, CWA’s Penny Nance, and More
Washington, D.C – Tonight national and Texas pro-life leaders will join activists at the state capitol in Austin, Texas for a Stand for Life rally to support efforts to protect unborn children past 20 weeks gestation from the pain of abortion. The Omnibus Pro-life bill (HB 2), which has a companion bill, SB 1, heads to the Texas State House for a full vote tomorrow. 

What:             Stand for Life rally to support Texas’ ban on abortion past 20 weeks

When:             Today, Monday July 8, 2013 at 7 PM CT

Where:           Texas State Capitol Building (112 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701)

Who:               Hon. Marilyn Musgrave, Susan B. Anthony List VP for Government
                        Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst
                        Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott
                        Penny Nance, CEO & President of the CWA Legislative Action
                        Gov. Mike Huckabee and Mrs. Janet Huckabee
                        Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, 19 Kids and Counting
                        Members of the Texas House and Senate and other elected officials

“According to a slew of recent polls, Americans in Texas and across the country overwhelmingly oppose late-term abortions. The law should reflect our instinctive resistance to this barbarism – and we applaud the efforts of Governor Perry and Texas pro-life legislators working to make this a reality,” said Susan B. Anthony List Vice President for Government Affairs Marilyn Musgrave.

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed legislation to prohibit abortions nationwide past 20 weeks gestation, about the 6-month mark.  According to a January 2013 Gallup poll, 80 percent of Americans reject abortion in the third trimester, and 64 percent reject abortion in the second trimester.

The SBA List has compiled an ever-expanding fact sheet on abortion industry negligence and brutality occurring nationwide.

The Susan B. Anthony List and its affiliated Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, are dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women at all levels of government.  The SBA List is a network of more than 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.


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