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Senate Action on Pro-Life Bill SB 5 Expected Tuesday
6/14/2013 AUSTIN, TX -- The Senate Health and Human Services Committee considered SB 5, authored by Sen. Glenn Hegar (R-Katy), during 3 1/2 hours of testimony on Thursday. The full Senate could consider this bill on Tuesday. SB 5 is an unparalleled opportunity to protect mothers and innocent unborn babies in Texas.
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Gov. Rick Perry Adds Pro-Life Issues to Special Session Call
6/11/2013 AUSTIN, TX -- Gov. Rick Perry added a pro-life agenda to the call of the special session Tuesday afternoon. Texas Alliance for Life applauds pro-life Gov. Rick Perry for shining the spotlight on the need for pro-life legislation to protect mothers and unborn babies. A collaboration of pro-life organizations, including Texas Alliance for Life, support measures to increase protection for unborn babies and tighten safety standards for abortion facilities.
“We are grateful to Gov. Rick Perry for adding protection of mothers and unborn babies to the issues considered in the special session,” said Joe Pojman, Ph.D., Executive Director of Texas Alliance for Life. “We believe that the recent allegations against Houston abortion physician Douglas Karpen, along with conviction of Kermit Gosnell, highlight the urgent need for pro-life legislation to be passed quickly. We cannot allow these atrocities to continue for two more years when we have the opportunity to address them right now.”
Earlier during the special session Texas Alliance for Life sent a letter to the Governor urging him to add pro-life issues to the call. Texas Alliance for Life also joined with pro-life groups by signing a joint letter to Governor Perry asking him to expand the special session to include a pro-life agenda.
Sen. Glenn Hegar (R-Katy) filed Senate Bill 5 Tuesday afternoon, strongly supported by Texas Alliance for Life, to require abortion facilities to:
The Texas Legislature, which meets for 140 days every two years, ended on Monday, May 27, but the Governor called for a special session to begin only one hour after the Legislature adjourned. The session will last, at most, 30 days; However the Legislature could adjourn at any time. If the Legislature adjourns from the special session without accomplishing the Governor’s agenda the Governor may call another special session.
Increase abortion facility safety standards to shut down Gosnell-like abortion providers in Texas.
Require the 18,000 RU-486 abortions performed each year be done according to FDA safety standards.
Require physicians who perform abortions to be qualified to treat life-threatening complications after botched abortions.
Protect unborn children who can feel pain from the horror of abortion.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst Greeted by Appreciative Crowd at Texas Alliance for Life Leadership Circle Luncheon
4/10/2013 AUSTIN, TX -- Lt. Governor David Dewhurst spoke to a very appreciate crowd of more than 100 members of Texas Alliance for Life's Leadership Circle on Wednesday, April 10, in Austin.
Gov. Dewhurst talked about the passage of a number of landmark pro-life bills he has overseen during his time as lieutenant governor.
The Leadership Circle is a special way for individuals, churches, and businesses to support Texas Alliance for Life's critically important life-saving work by donating at least $1,000 per year.
Our next quarterly luncheon will be in August. Please click here for more information about the Leadership Circle.