Abortion rally heats up at the Capitol

Abortion rally heats up at the Capitol

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The heated debate on abortion rights is back at center stage Saturday, with Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis at the forefront.
The Texas Rally for Life brought out thousands of people from both sides of the spectrum.

The battle over abortion continues as pro-life and pro-choice supporters want their voices heard.
"I believe that God loves all things. Even if the child is unborn, it should still be alive because that's God's living creature," says Nisa Carrizales, pro-life supporter.
"We want the right to make medical decisions that are right for our family and for ourselves," says Eva Athena Mason, pro-choice supporter.
Roe vs. Wade guarantees a woman's right to choose an abortion in the first three months of pregnancy, it was also the focus of the Texas Rally for Life.
Leading the crowd was Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott.
"Some people find it easy to write-off the lives of the disabled, yet every day God reminds us that every life has value no matter the form," says Greg Abbott, Republican gubernatorial candidate.
Pro-life advocates hope they can overturn the legislation they say has claimed the lives of more than 55 million unborn children nationwide.
"If we don't stand up for life, who will? You know, it's been 41 years but we need to give the voiceless a voice," says Sister Maria, pro-life supporter.
They were also promoting other bills in the Texas Legislature, including a bill to increase the right of parents to protect their minor daughters from abortion.
Pro-choice supporters stood tall, not backing down on their stance.
"We should be able to have the ability to get that education to our younger generations for them to make an educated and informed decision on what they want to do with a baby," says Samantha Sheffield, pro-choice supporter.
Democratic opponent Wendy Davis addressed a crowd at the AFL-CIO, federation of unions, convention.
"On that journey I had men and women like you; who believed in me, who understood the value of what it is we are all working together to achieve," says Wendy Davis, Democratic gubernatorial candidate.
Her filibuster in June against stringent new restrictions on abortions in Texas has given fuel to this battle.
Keeping abortion a top priority in the race for governor.

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