Especially here in Texas where more than half of abortion clinics have closed since HB 2 passed two years ago.
The U.S. Supreme Court decided to consider a challenge to HB 2, the pro-life law passed by wide margins in the Texas House and Senate and signed into law by then-Gov. Rick Perry in July 2013. That case is known as Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole. The lead plaintiff runs a chain of abortion facilities in Texas, New Mexico, and other states. They are challenging two key safety components of HB 2.
“I’m here today as someone who actually survived a failed abortion,” she said. “I suffered from very severe respiratory and liver problems i suffered for seizures for a period of time.”
“We are movement that isn’t just pro-life or pro-child we are pro-women, we are also pro-love,” Melissa Ohdem said.
Anti-abortion activists came in by the bus load from across the state. They say the Roe v. Wade decision has claimed the lives of more than 57 million unborn children. Still, they’re hopeful for the future of their cause.
“I can’t believe we even ever allowed this to happen. They’re very important people, why would we allow this in any other situation? We wouldn’t,” said Rosemary Glass, one of the members of the rally.