News / Debate over proposed Abortion Bill has East Texans rallying in Austin

By Matt Schaefer
Saturday, July 13, 2013

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By: Jennifer Kielman
Posted: July 7, 2013 


WATCH: Rep. Schaefer discuss House Bill 2


The second Special Session in the Texas Legislature will resume on Monday.

And on the agenda—- the Abortion Bill.

But this time, outside the doors of the State Capitol— hundreds of East Texans are expected to take part in an ongoing rally.

It’s a last minute effort to get their voices heard.

They’ll be in Austin for two different rallies on Monday and Tuesday.

It’s all part of a state-wide effort to support House Bill 2.

As the law is now—- abortion is legal up to 24 weeks.

But, according to District 6 Representative Matt Schaefer, he and other Republicans believe babies need to be protected at five months old.

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