Hundreds of activists convened at the Texas Capitol on Monday night to participate in a rally and march protesting the Texas Senate’s passage of legislation that will increase regulations and restrictions on abortions in Texas.
Thousands flooded the steps of the state Capitol on Monday to voice their opposition to abortion bills recently drawn up by Republican lawmakers, and to support the state Senate’s newest superstar – Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth – alongside musicians, politicians and celebrities.
Wendy Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth, became a household name overnight when she talked nonstop for 11 hours in an attempt to kill abortion legislation. While her filibuster failed, she emerged victorious.
Texas is split over propositions to impose stricter regulations on abortion providers. Some students say stricter abortion regulations would make the procedures more costly for students, others say the tougher, the better.