After Wendy Davis managed a 10 hour filibuster of S.B. 5 this last week in the special session, causing the bill to fail passage, Governor Perry has called another special session. This bill, which would have outlawed abortion after 20 weeks, had to pass the state legislature by midnight of June 25, but because of the effort of the pro-abortionists the bill did not pass by the deadline. The new Special session, to address this legislation is to begin on Monday.
S.B.5 breakdown on LifeSiteNews shows this; "According to Texas Alliance for Life, SB 5 is an unparalleled opportunity to protect women and innocent human life. SB will do the following:
1. Increase abortion facility safety standards to the level of ambulatory surgical centers to shut down Gosnell-like abortion providers in Texas,2. Require the 18,000 RU-486 abortions performed each year be done according to FDA safety standards,3. Require physicians who perform abortions to be qualified to treat life-threatening complications after botched abortions and have privileges at a local hospital, and4. Ban abortions on unborn children beginning at 20 weeks after fertilization, when scientific evidence clearly shows babies can feel pain."
Perry stated at the National Right to Life Convention; “No life is trivial in God’s eyes. The fact is — who are we to say that children born into the worst of circumstances can’t live successful lives? In fact, even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances. She was the daughter of as single woman; she was a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas senate. It is just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters.”