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Buses to Austin pro-life rallies leave Tuesday morning

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Monday evening, pro-life supporters will rally on the steps of the state capitol in support of HB 2. The controversial legislation would put more rules in place for getting an abortion in Texas.

The House is scheduled to vote on the bill Tuesday evening on whether to pass legislation that gained national attention two weeks ago. On June 25, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis' filibuster halted a vote on the bill that puts more requirements on doctors and clinics that perform abortions and outlaws abortions at 20 weeks.

The opposition, wearing orange, was in full force then. However, this time, East Texans who want to see the bill passed are making sure their voices are heard.

"My family is going. We're all going tomorrow to Austin on the bus and it's just a great opportunity to go out and stand up for what you believe in. I feel like abortion after 20 weeks is pretty barbaric and I want to stand up for that and set limits to an abortion if a woman chooses to have an abortion,' says Stacy West.

West, along with her husband and two young children, will join other pro-life Texans on a trip to the capitol Tuesday.

"It does matter. It matters to stand up and you never know, your voice might be the one that sways the other people," she says.

East Texans going on the trip will meet at St. Peter and Paul Chapel on East Southeast Loop 323 in Tyler. Tuesday morning at 6:00 a.m., they'll join in prayer before the buses depart at 7.

"I'll be honest. I was kind of hesitant, but the more I thought about it, the more I thought 'now is the time to make a difference to stand up and to show your kids what you believe in'," Stacy says.

There are six buses, each holding about 50 people, leaving from Tyler Tuesday. Organizers say if you are still interested in joining the trip, there is information on the group's Facebook page.

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