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To become ground zero in the abortion but the state senate took -- a hugely controversial abortion bill today.
And this evening a pro life rallies taking place at the State Capitol.
Correspondent Shannon Bream has the -- This showdown over a Texas bill that would be and most abortions after twenty weeks.
Heated up a -- today in a special legislative session in Austin as members of the public on both sides of the issue testified before a senate committee now considering the measure.
-- -- it very well.
Sprint here this goal of eliminating the subordinate state and religion not on line and -- and it is a woman's constitutional right to have an abortion.
Which was filibustered during regular session sets minimum regulatory standards for abortion clinics and physicians.
Including requiring abortion doctors to have privileges at nearby hospitals in case there are complications.
The abortion -- down in Texas is opposing common sense regulations that would ensure that clinics in Texas.
Did not have the same atrocious conditions that we are seeing in coming cuts -- clinic in Philadelphia but also in multiple clinics across the country.
Opponents of the bill including Planned Parenthood say the regulatory burdens would come with significant financial costs.
And could lead to what they believe is the real purpose behind the bill.
The closure of 37 of the 42 abortion clinics now operating in taxes.
Cecile Richards president of the Planned Parenthood action fund -- quote.
It's a fight we will win the nation is watching and we will defeat this again.
People don't want politicians making women's private medical decisions.
Cutting off access to lifesaving preventive care or safe and legal abortion and they absolutely will not stand for it.
Governor Rick Perry who today announced he will not run for re election that we left the door open for another White House run and play sixteen.
Says he's count of the votes and he's confident the bill will pass.
Texas is and will remain a strong pro life pro family.
Pro freedom -- Texas continues to hear testimony before that senate committee at this hour where hundreds of members of the public have signed up to speak out.
Committee chair Republican Jane Nelson says there will be no brakes and estimates testimony will go until at least 6 AM eastern time tomorrow Brett.
-- thank you.
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