People along with Archbishop hold their head high with the signs that clearly reads “Pray to End Abortion,” in a rally that is held every year and involved hundreds of crowd.
A ruling, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, issued on Thursday evening, forces Texas’ abortion clinic for a surgical upgrade so that all in the state have facilities equivalent to an “ambulatory surgical center.”
“All but seven reproductive health care facilities offering abortions will be forced to close immediately—meaning nearly one million Texas women will soon face a minimum of a 300-mile roundtrip to access their constitutional right to an abortion,” the Center for Reproductive Rights commented.
Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller from the San Antonio Archdiocese said,”This decision has not been easy for many. But we believe anything that promotes life for mothers, for women, for the babies is of great importance.”
If finally enforced, it is clear that the clinics that would survive are the already standing seven ones and the one in the process, all situated in either Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, or San Antonio.
Kathy Kerr, a female who showcased in her sign board, regretting the decision of abortion while she was 19.
“We just want our voices to be heard,” said Kerr. “Not in a violent way, but in a peaceful and prayerful way.”
“My boyfriend took me to Albequreqe, New Mexico. I was pressured into the abortion. At that time it was nothing but silence, the doctor recommended the abortion, I could not tell my parents.”
“The doctor was not sympathetic… He did not tell me that it was a child,” Kerr told us. “He said it was a clump of cells, and that it would not hurt, that there would be no aftermath. All of that was a complete lie.”