From the office of: State Senator José Rodríguez, District 29

July 11, 2013
Contact: Sito Negron
(512) 463-0129

El Paso Stand With Texas Women event postponed due to pending Senate action

AUSTIN, July 11 — The Texas Senate will take up H.B. 2, the House version of the anti-abortion bill, beginning at 2 p.m. Friday. As a result, the Senators scheduled to appear in El Paso as part of the Stand With Texas Women bus tour will not be able to attend, and the event has been postponed until further notice.

Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus, including Senator José Rodríguez, have filed a number of bills that would address critical women's health issues — including reducing abortion — without placing an undue burden on women's right to access legal and safe abortion services.

In addition, Texas House members, including El Paso representatives, filed a number of amendments to H.B. 2 that would have enhanced health services for women. None of those amendments were accepted.

For more information on the Stand With Texas Women bus tour please check; for more information on the El Paso event please call David Stout at 915.351.3500.