Thursday, March 2, 2017

Senate Confirms Pro-Life Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry as Energy Secretary

by Steven Ertelt, Life News: The U.S. Senate today confirmed by a Senate vote of 62-37 pro-life former Texas Governor Rick Perry as Energy Secretary for President Donald Trump.

Although the Energy Secretary doesn’t have purview over important pro-life issues, the selection shows that the incoming president has no problem selecting pro-life advocates to serve in his administration.

he pro-life advocate brings a long pro-life record to the table as the former top elected official from the second largest state. When it comes to his record on pro-life issues, Perry was a consistent pro-life leader who went to bat numerous times for the cause of unborn children.

In 2013, Perry signed a ban on late-term abortions into law.

“Today’s signing builds on our continued commitment to protecting life for more than a decade. This is an important day for those who support life and the health of women in Texas,” Perry said. “Signing HB2 further solidifies the foundation on which the culture of in Texas is built.”

“HB2 brings improvements to the quality of care women receive,” Perry added. “HB2 protects unborn babies after the fifth month of pregnancy.”requires a doctor providing abortions to secure admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, and lastly, requires a doctor to personally administer the abortion-inducing drugs to the patient.

After the Texas House voted, Perry issued a statement saying: “The tremendous outpouring of support for this legislation has demonstrated how Texas stands for life, and I commend everyone who wore blue, turned out and spoke up in support of life in our state. Now is not the time to waver, however, as the Senate continues its important work in support of women’s health and protecting the lives of our most vulnerable Texans.”

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