The 20 week abortion ban that failed due to Democratic Representative Wendy Davis' filibuster last week is being brought up in a special session called by Governor Rick Perry.
The "Pro-Life Omnibus Bill" would:
- ban abortion after 20 weeks (when science shows that the unborn can feel pain)
- require that abortion clinics follow the same health and safety regulations that ambulatory surgical centers are held to
- require that abortionists secure admitting privileges at local hospitals
- require doctors to personally administer chemical (RU486) abortions, rather than dangerously sending a woman home before the child is expelled
Read the bill here.
Even if you don't live in Texas, you can still show your support by tweeting using the hashtag #Stand4Life. Wendy Davis is not planning on filibustering again, but we still need your help!
Learn more here.