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It was your voices.
Lent to me.
That made it possible for me to stand -- those thirteen hours that's how we are fighting for now.
-- says -- every woman is able to overcome her unique challenges.
Because she had that same choices and those same chances -- I have.
When I was Texas State senator Wendy Davis addressing a crowd of supporters outside the State Capitol on Monday.
Davis got national attention after leading at thirteen hour filibuster against a bill that would put new restrictions on late term abortions.
That bill has since moved ahead in the Texas legislature in his house leader for a vote next week despite ms.
But while Democrats and others continue to celebrate.
Davis and her filibuster.
Another Texas State senator and doctor.
Is fighting for the public to hear the other side of the story.
She's so passionate about this bill that she showed up to a rally in her scrubs to make her point was and.
Those that oppose the meal.
That predatory abortion industry more then then -- The one room.
For the life -- a baby yeah rhetoric about the government that need to be and yes.
I am thankful.
I am a voice within the government do you stay reminds you to stay and we see it.
Joining me now doctor Donna Campbell a Republican state senator Texas.
And supporter of the Texas.
Bill that would -- those restrictions on linked to reports and senator great to see you thank you so much for being here senator doctor -- disseminated choose from a near titles to think but I want to ask you about this because we we heard from Wendy Davis and her supporters -- so many who feel as she does.
That what they want is for the government and you referenced it -- your remarks.
To keep their hands to keep its hands off of -- bodies may view this as -- as an issue women's rights.
And women's health your thoughts on that.
First of all that as she does not speak to the voice -- the majority of women in majority of Texans.
Texans and Texas families are pro life you know they don't want the government involved when it comes to the actual procedure.
Yet they sure want government dollars to support the procedure and then we simply ask.
That the same standards be brought that.
For abortion facilities as they are at inventories surgery sinners then there seems to be an outcry I mean.
-- would really be against bringing -- -- -- don't care.
Up for women that's a safety issues -- of people.
As it turns out not not the majority in Texas certainly with which fiercely on your side but lots of people are objecting.
Because the laughter it's not just the left is the -- on the abortion thing is it doesn't really divide that way but.
In any met a lot of the people who -- You know pro choice pro abortion -- -- when -- -- them are saying that this would take the abortion clinics in Texas and 42 down to five there's a map of the New York Times that shows that.
Because they say that even the Planned Parenthood there in the state now are not ambulatory surgical centers and therefore would not comply with the new laws.
And would have to stop performing abortions thus they say -- access.
Would be severely restricted.
There is nothing in this legislation.
That will close down an abortion facility.
In an abortion facility closes its -- because the millions of dollars that's in the abortion industry is putting profit over a person.
Any email we got over 400 -- -- -- surgery centers in the state of Texas.
They all have to meet a certain standard to protect the safety of the patient and as a physician that's important to me.
And asked him to bring -- standards that to the same standards that we asked Freeney ambulatory.
Is not asking too much.
What do you think of the the lion as a nation we have seen of senator Wendy Davis -- in the wake of her filibuster over the past.
Few days by many in the media.
Who you noted that she doesn't really get challenged when she comes on so much a celebrated.
And I understand that there's that there's a real issue about women's access to these clinics but there's also -- real issue about whether we should be standing and cheering.
In any in any sense somebody who's pushing to.
-- for the for the right to abort a fetus.
Up to 26 weeks of pregnancy.
In the state of Texas.
You can actually abort after 28 -- But we now that there are banging down their babies born that -- and just a little bit over five months.
To think that week we don't have an outcry to brain.
Modern day medicine cutting edge technology.
At today in are aiming -- surgery sinners.
I think brings into question -- who are they supporting.
And eight predatory.
Are they looking at the life of the unborn.
Get protection and health and the one we also know.
That that they are increase complications in women giving.
And birds are having an abortion late term an earlier in the stages of pregnant in LA I mean obviously get a good.
Early term abortion is far less controversial in America -- late term abortion in the attack and it either as my restricted to twenty weeks in it and you know what it did after twenty weeks and you've got that you had a baby his second insomnia -- -- kicking in the womb yawning stretching.
I mean you know and the and that the bill.
That Wendy Davis is objecting to would still allow -- in the case of life for the health of the mother but.
But they want she wants to be able billboard healthy -- is up to 26 weeks -- -- -- last quarter.
That is correct she does not speak to the majority of Texans we are pro life we are this bail protects the safety of women.
And protects the and -- by banning late term abortions now.
That's what the bill that it's a great deal and I can't understand.
Why this should be a partisan or a gender.
If she senator thank you for being here with your perspective.
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