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Local pro-life advocate praises those who took part in Austin rally Jan. 25


To the Editor:

On Jan. 25, I was blessed to walk with many thousands of pro-life advocates during the Texas Rally for Life, which marked the 41st anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion on demand in our country.

It was so very refreshing to see all those wonderful people standing up for life. The youngest of them, of which there were many, holding signs that declared that “my generation will end abortion.” We all continue to pray for this and thank God that the youngest of our country are standing up for the rights of the unborn.

The opposition was there also, with their message of death, proclaiming that they are pro-choice, or that a woman has the right to destroy her unborn child if she chooses. I noted that many of the signs that this group was holding declared their allegiance to Sen. Wendy Davis. “I stand for Wendy” was the slogan.

The senator from Fort Worth is the one who attempted to stop House Bill 2 with a filibuster. HB 2 provisions barred abortions in Texas after 20 weeks, required a physician performing an abortion to have admitting privileges at a hospital no more than 30 miles from the abortion facility and limits the use of abortion-inducing drugs to be administered as authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

These provisions protect the safety of a woman during and after an abortion as well as reduce the risk of the pain a baby would feel during an abortion after 20 weeks of gestation.

The senator’s filibuster didn’t work, the law passed, but Senator Davis’ “stand” propelled her into the spotlight of the pro-choice and liberal crowd, and now she is running for governor representing the Democratic Party. I wonder what else the senator “stands” for.

Greg Abbott, Texas’ wheelchair-bound attorney general, said this, “I’m living proof that you don’t need legs to stand for life, you need backbone. I pray that the young people who held their signs high during the rally truly are the “generation (with backbone) that will end abortion.”

Dennis DeWine

Chairman, Central Texas Voices for Life

Harker Heights