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Abortion Bills to be Heard in Senate Committee This Thursday


by: naralprochoicetexas

Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 00:59 PM CDT


(Thanks to NARAL for this call to action. Tell your Senator you oppose these terrible anti-woman bills!   - promoted by Katherine Haenschen)

Tomorrow at 3:45 p.m. the Texas Senate Health and Human Services committee will hear the four anti-choice bills filed this session, including an omnibus bill, SB 5, by Glenn Hegar (R-Katy).

SB 5 bans abortion after 20 weeks, requires that all procedures be performed in a mini-hospital, forces women to make four trips to a clinic for a medication abortion, and requires all abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. This bill would cause almost all the clinics in the state to close.

Contact your state senator today and let them know you oppose SB 5 and all the anti-choice bills introduced this special session.

If you can, stop by the Senate chamber after 3:45 p.m. on Thursday and register in opposition to SB 5, SB 13, SB 18 and SB 24. Wear orange (or pick up one of our “My family values women” t-shirts) and join us in the Senate chamber. If you’d like to testify, please email heather@prochoicetexas.org for more information.

If you can’t make it to the Capitol on Thursday we’re organizing protests at these anti-choice lawmakers’ district offices. You can also send a message right now to your state senator and let them know you oppose further restrictions on abortion.

Our tax dollars for this special session should go toward improving the lives of Texans and focus on the important matters of this state, not regulating women’s bodies. Tell your senator now that you oppose these bills.

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