***TEXAS LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 7-10-13***
Dear Friend of Life,
We have great news from Austin! After extensive debate yesterday, the Texas House passed pro-life omnibus bill HB 2 on a third and final vote this morning. There was a record number of pro-life supporters in the House gallery yesterday – of the 500 seats, probably 400 were filled with HB 2 supporters in blue. It was a sight to be seen! Thank you to all who were there in person or offered up prayers and supportive phone calls and emails from home. Your voices were truly heard!
But we are not done yet! The bill must now pass the Senate before it can head to the Governor's desk for his signature and become law. The full Senate is scheduled to begin debate of and possibly vote on the bill as early as Friday, potentially continuing through Saturday. We want to ensure that pro-life support of our courageous legislators does not wane in the eleventh hour – leaving an opening for abortion advocates to fill the gap.
As we await further scheduling information, we have another 56-seat charter bus available to book. If you are interested in receiving more information about a bus trip, or carpooling options to the Capitol in the coming days, please complete the form available here. We will be in contact with those who complete the form with further information as it becomes available. (Please note: completing the form does not oblige you to go to Austin or definitively reserve a spot in any transportation plans; it is just to express interest in receiving further information about transportation options.)
Together let us #stand4life and help lead Texas to protect women and save lives!!
Blessings in Christ, for Life,
Catholic Pro-Life Committee
Respect Life Ministry of the Diocese of Dallas