Thousands march in anti-abortion rally headlined by Gov. Perry



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Posted on January 26, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 28 at 3:24 PM

AUSTIN -- This year marks the 40th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. Saturday anti-abortion Texans marched down Congress Ave. to the State Capitol to fight the 40-year-old ruling.

A number of speakers and politicians spoke at the annual Texas Rally for Life event ,including Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, Attorney General Greg Abbott and Governor Rick Perry.

"At rallies like these I feel confident that we will someday make abortion a thing of the past," Perry told the crowd.

The protesters say even after 40 years, they are not giving up their fight against abortion.

"As women it's our job to be protective of children, as moms and future moms," says protester Celia Delmau.

"We believe everyone has their own legal right to safe access to health care including access to safe, legal abortion," Blake Rocap with Naral Pro-Choice Texas told KVUE this week. "It's not the government's role to interfere with that health care."

The governor also remarked that this was the biggest turn out he has seen at this rally.

During the last legislative session, lawmakers passed the Sonogram Bill, which requires women in Texas to have an ultrasound before they get an abortion. Saturday, Governor Perry said he will continue to put similar measures into place until abortion is illegal altogether.



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