Critics work to dismantle abortion law.
Tuesday is the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, something Texas Governor Rick Perry calls a "tragic stain on our national conscience."
Perry this session is pushing a so-called fetal pain bill claiming a fetus can feel pain after 20 weeks of gestation.
Elizabeth Graham at Texas Right to Life says efforts by Perry and others give her confidence the law legalizing abortion will be overturned one day.
"Legislators are beginning to push the envelope within the bounds of 'Roe' to see what the appropriate way to dismantle the law," Graham tells KTRH News. "And we're seeing this across the country."
However, a recent survey by Pew Research Center found 63% of Americans believe the Supreme Court's decision should stay, while 29% believe it should be completely overturned.
Graham disputes those results.
"We always have to dissect polls to see what exactly the questions we’re asking are, what the age population, what is the demographic," she says. "Because that is the only poll in recent years to show that number."
Governor Perry's statement went on to say "Roe v. Wade paved the way for the loss of more than 54 million innocent lives," adding "it's a grim testament to judicial activism."