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Gov. Perry: TX will continue to build on our 'Legacy of Life'

Gov. Perry: TX will continue to build on our 'Legacy of Life'

POSTED: Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 12:14pm

UPDATED: Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 4:24pm

Gov. Rick Perry today rallied pro-life advocates from around the country at the National Right to Life Convention. The governor has called a second special session to protect women and the unborn in Texas.

“In the four decades since Roe v. Wade, more than 50 million children have lost their chance at life. Faced with this scar on our national conscience, Texas has pursued policies to protect unborn children, and the laws we will pass in the coming weeks will build on that legacy of life,” Gov. Perry said. “Some have tried to make this a partisan issue. It’s not. This is a human rights issue, and too important a cause to allow the unruly actions of a few to stand in its way.”

The governor has called on lawmakers to pass measures to protect the health and safety of women and babies, including banning abortion after 20 weeks gestation, when studies have shown that babies can feel pain. The governor has also urged lawmakers to hold abortion clinics to the same standards of cleanliness and safety as other surgical facilities in the state.

Gov. Perry commended the men, women and organizations that have worked to build a culture of life in Texas and around the nation by giving women options and information about choices other than abortion.

Over the past 10 years, Texas has taken important steps to protect life and ensure women have all the facts before making such a life-ending decision, including passing laws requiring both parental notification and parental consent to their minor daughter’s abortion, funding and promoting alternatives to abortion, and passing a law requiring a mother considering an abortion to have a sonogram first.


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How about legislation to propel Texas from last in the nation in quality and availability of health care to 49th or 48th?
But we are first in number of minimum wage jobs, and 60% of those making the minimum wage are women.
So lets all focus like a laser on abortion rights, that'll fix it! Thanks Serfs!

When your last breath is gone and you get to what ever is after this life, tell who ever you see that Roe V Wade said it was legal. I'd sure like to know how that works out for you.

I realize KETK is Rick Perry's fan club, but could you at least use a photo that isn't 20 years old?

The thing that gets me about this entire issue is the lack of intelligence some people posses. The people shouting from the gallery during Ms. Davis' filibuster, seem to think think that any restriction on abortion subjugates women and takes us back to the stone age. Abortion rights are not a sign of an advanced civilization. 50 million dead infants laid on the alter of convenience requires consequences, that's how God works like it or not.

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