Wednesday, March 15 in the wee hours of the morning, groups from Houston, South Texas, and North Texas traveled to Austin to influence the Texas Legislature. Many making the trek to Austin were young adults. Some took off work for this event. Some activists were participating in a Texas Right to Life event for the first time.
The mission of the Young Adult Life Link (Y’ALL) led Activism day was to educate friends of Texas Right to Life on the legislative process and to encourage their legislators to pass life-saving bills, including the Dismemberment Abortion Ban.
Some attendees discovered their local state representative and/or state senator behave in a way that protects innocent human Life; others found their representative has stalled or blocked Pro-Life legislation. Many were able to meet their local representatives in person – most for the first time.
By experiencing a meeting with their elected official firsthand, event attendees learned how much more valuable an in-person meeting is in comparison to an email or a phone call.
One highlight of the event included observing the Texas Senate debate the Dismemberment Abortion Ban, SB 415, on the Senate floor. Activism Day attendees watched the sponsor of the bill, State Senator Charles Perry (R-Lubbock), and co-authors defend this legislation. Anti-Life senators attack the supposedly “anti-woman” bill.
At the close of this eventful day, Pro-Life activists returned to their home cities renewed in their conviction to stand tall with Texas Right to Life in building a Culture of Life.