The Texas House is expected to vote in a matter of
minutes on the controversial abortion legislation that is drawing
thousands to the Capitol.
For the past two weeks, people on both sides of the issue
have been rallying in Austin, making sure their voices are heard, and East Texans are no exception.
Six East Texas buses rolled into downtown Austin
just before 1pm Tuesday. With signs in hand, the East Texans from that bus made their way to the Capitol building.
Despite the heat, they're happy to be here.
Entire families, students and members of the religious community made it a
point to be there on the day of the vote.
Three state representatives from East Texas, Matt Schaefer, Bryan Hughes and David
Simpson, spoke to a packed room about the importance of this bill.
crowd headed into the Capitol with hopes of grabbing a seat in the gallery.
Most of the East Texans who came on the trip will have to watch the House proceedings
elsewhere. Despite that, they say physically being here is what matters most.
Jed Turman, who helped organize the trip, says he knows
those who oppose the bill feel just as strongly as he does.
"Everyone came here for the cause of life," Turman said.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
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