“There’s no freedom more precious than life itself. I promised to protect the life of a child with a heartbeat, and we did,” Abbott told the crowd Saturday. “I am proud to join you in this fight to protect the sanctity of life in Texas.”
Demonstrators kicked off the rally at the intersection of East 13th and Brazos Streets and marched to the Capitol chanting, “We are pro-life!”
Speakers included the Rev. Joe Vasquez, Roman Catholic bishop of Austin; state Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, R-Southlake, and Joe Pojman, executive director of the Texas Alliance for Life.