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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott is scheduled to address an anti-abortion rally on the steps on the Texas Capitol.

He was invited by Texas Alliance for Life, which organized Saturday’s rally.

Abortion will be an important topic in the race to replace Gov. Rick Perry. Abbott opposes abortion in all cases, except where the health of the mother is at risk.

His likely Democratic opponent, Fort Worth Sen. Wendy Davis, gained national attention by filibustering stringent new restrictions on abortions in Texas.

Organizers of the annual rally say it will focus on the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court that guarantees a woman’s right to choose an abortion in the first three months of pregnancy.

Abbott and the organizers want to overturn that decision.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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