The abortion battle in Texas was still
raging Tuesday as both abortion supporters and pro-life activists
flooded the State Capitol to make their voices heard. The Texas House
and Senate reconvened briefly for a special session called by Gov. Rick
One of the more bizarre tactics used by
pro-abortion activists involved chanting “Hail Satan!” to harass a
pro-life crowd as they sang “Amazing Grace.”
Texas blogger Adam Cahm was able to capture the “Hail Satan” chant on video. Watch it here:
“It’s been a very interesting day at
the Texas State Capitol. Cahnman’s Musings hasn’t been following the
hearing. Instead, we’ve been participating in the surrounding events,”
he writes. “LetTexasSpeak
has been doing a live broadcast from the rotunda where women have been
sharing their abortion related testimonies. The pro-abortion crowd has
responded with repeated chants of ‘hail Satan.’ It’s taken us all day
to get a video recording…”
Obviously, it is much more likely that
the abortion supporters were chanting “Hail Satan!” to mock pro-lifers
rather than actually hailing Lucifer, but anything is possible.
And there was plenty of discussion about “Hail Satan” on Twitter. Twitchy has the details.
The pro-abortion crowd also brought some really interesting signs to the rally (Some are offensive):
rights supporters chant at the state Capitol in Austin, Texas, on
Tuesday July 2, 2013. Gov. Rick Perry has called lawmakers back for
another special session with abortion on the top of the agenda. Credit:
and supporters of an abortion bill gather in a courtyard outside a
hearing for the bill at the state capitol, Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in
Austin, Texas. Credit: AP
of an abortion bill, including a woman who gave her name as Wendy,
center, and Jessica Deleskey, right, yell chants outside a hearing for
the bill at the state capitol, Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in Austin, Texas.
A recess was called for the Texas Legislature until July 9.
The proposed bill would ban abortions
after 20 weeks of pregnancy, require that the procedure be performed at
ambulatory surgical centers, mandate that doctors who perform abortions
obtain admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles and that even
nonsurgical abortions take place in a surgical center.
Only five out of 42 clinics in Texas
qualify as ambulatory surgical centers and they are in major
metropolitan areas. Many clinics would need to relocate to meet
ventilation requirements and to have the space required for operating
rooms and hallways.
Similar measures have passed in other
states, but many are tied up in court. Mississippi’s only abortion
clinic remains open pending a federal lawsuit over the requirement for
doctors to have admitting privileges.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
on Jul. 3, 2013 at 7:49 AM