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Thousands Of Pro-Choice Advocates Planning To March Monday

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 04:13 PM CDT
On Monday morning, outrage continues over tough abortion restrictions passed by Texas lawmakers over the weekend.

Later Monday, thousands plan to take to the streets in protest. Monday's march in the Capital City is just one of more than a dozen planned in cities like Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas in what organizers are calling a National Day of Action.

Nearly 4,000 people had signed up on Facebook as of Monday morning in an effort organizers are calling "Stand and March with Texas Women Round 3".

It's a promise pro-choice advocates made shortly after HB 2 passed:

"We're not gonna give up the fight," said Sarah Edwards, one of many protestors outside the Capitol early Saturday morning.

On Monday night advocates plan to hold up that promise and continue the fight, saying they refuse to be silent. Monday marking what advocates call the National Day of Action to Defend Abortion Rights.

"It's all about progress, and Texas is progressing," said another protestor after the bill passed.

They'll rally at the Capitol at 7 p.m. then at 8 p.m. march down Congress to Cesar Chavez and back up Lavaca to the dome.

This after Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and pro-choice supporters spent the weekend brainstorming how to build a movement in Texas.

"The past is the past, and this is the future of the state, and here we are," said McQuary, who was protesting the passage of HB 2. "It's only beginning."

No word from pro-life groups on whether they're planning any sort of counter-protest. The event's organizer says Austin police are "strongly advising that everyone keep the safety of others into consideration" to avoid arrests and that they'll provide a police escort to keep them safe from traffic.

No word from pro-life groups on whether they're planning any sort of counter protest.

Governor Perry could sign HB 2 this week. Democrats have vowed a court challenge.Thousands Of Pro-Choice Advocates Planning To March Monday


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