Julia Burns told the committee, “I have Down Syndrome. I was born with it. I am also, as you can see, a person. Period.” As she spe those powerful words, the committee appeared surrounded by spectators with disabilities, who believed perhaps, “there but for the grace of God I might have been aborted”.
“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.
About 170 students from the school helped lead the march this year. This is the sixth year for students from John Paul High School to participate in the march.
The reopening brings to 20 the number of abortion clinics in America’s second most-populous state. But that’s still down from 41 in 2012, and the facility could close again soon.
The Texas Alliance for Life, pro-life group, rallied on the steps of the Texas Capitol Tuesday morning in response to the recent videos released showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal organs.
Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, welcomed the clinic closures because, he said, those facilities did not adequately protect patients.