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Rick Perry Defeats the Liberal Sisterhood of Death

Perry Signs ProLife Law
After an arduous fight, including suffering through weeks of often foul and blasphemous protests at the Texas State Capitol, Governor Rick Perry won the fight with the Democrats’ liberal sisterhood of death.

Yesterday Perry was able to sign the new Texas law restricting abortions to surgical centers and requiring doctors who work at abortion clinics to have hospital admitting privileges. Only five of the 42 abortion clinics in Texas — the nation's second-largest state — currently meet those new requirements.

The law also bans abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy and specifies when abortion-inducing drugs can be taken.

Abortion providers will have a year to either upgrade their facilities or shut down after the law takes effect in October.

After the horrors documented in abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s murder trial and conviction it would seem like there would be a non-partisan consensus that measures to ensure high-quality health care for women seeking an abortion were needed, and strict oversight of abortion clinics required, but proponents of unlimited abortion “rights” were having none of it.

The showdown on the sensible new Texas law was put in motion after the regular session of the Texas legislature ended May 27, when Perry added the abortion legislation to lawmakers' agenda for a 30-day special session.

On the last day for bills to pass bills during the Special Session, Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis organized what Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who oversees the state Senate, later termed "intentional chaos created by the radical left" to bring all action in the Texas State Senate to a grinding halt and stymie passage of the bill.

But Perry remained undeterred in the face of protests that included attempts to bring bottles of urine and feces into the State Capitol and chants of “Hail Satan” and called lawmakers back for a second special session — setting up the bill's final approval last week.

We agree with the statement the Catholic Association released after the bill became law: "Rick Perry is a brave man for standing up to the mob tactics of the abortion lobby and has earned the respect of pro-life women and men across the country." Without Governor Rick Perry’s principled stand for life, and for sensible regulation of those clinics that provide abortions, the new Texas law would have never become law.

However, Governor Perry was not alone in the fight.

Republican Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, sponsored the bill in the Texas House. Laubenberg generously said of Perry, who announced last week that he wouldn't seek a fourth full term as governor next year that "your eternal legacy will be as a defender of life."

Sen. Glenn Hegar, a Katy Republican who sponsored the bill in the Senate, called it "a very proud day in Texas history… This will literally change the lives of millions of Texans," Hegar said according to NewsMax. "Not just today in 2013, but for eternity."

Many, including Governor Perry, credited prayer and "the hand of God" for making the signing of House Bill 2 possible. Perhaps it was indeed “the hand of God” that put the steel in Rick Perry’s spine and gave him the courage to stand for life and to face down the liberal sisterhood of death as they worked their foul and blasphemous worst at the Texas State Capitol.

Whatever Rick Perry’s future in politics may hold, the millions of Americans who are pro-life and recognize that “life” is fundamental to liberty, will hold him in an esteem reserved for the very few who truly have fought for life, and won.

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