Santorum Applauds Passage of Texas Legislation

Verona, PA - Former Republican presidential candidate and Patriot Voices Chairman Rick Santorum today applauded passage of HB 2, legislation before the Texas legislature that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and require abortion facilities to meet basic health and safety standards.

"The passage of this bill will help protect women's health and is another milestone step in the fight to defend the unborn.  It sends a message that life is precious and must be protected," Santorum said.  "The Declaration of Independence states that we are endowed by our Creator 'with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.'  Life is first for a reason.  Because without life, no other rights matter.   

"Pro-life advocates have rallied around this country for passage of this bill, because we must stand together for the rights of those who cannot speak for themselves.  I am grateful for the efforts of Governor Perry, Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst and the dozens of other legislators and pro-life advocates who fought tirelessly to see this bill through.  We must stand behind the courageous folks in Texas and elsewhere who are taking a stand for the precious unborn, because what they are doing is simple human decency. Their perseverance is a shining example and encouragement for states across our nation," Santorum continued. 

Patriot Voices has been engaged on this critical battle in Texas for the last few weeks by encouraging members to get involved on the ground and by launching a nationwide petition asking Americans to stand with life.  Senator Santorum also traveled to Austin last week to hold a press conference to encourage passage of this legislation.  

Former Senator Santorum has been a leader in the fight to protect unborn children.  He led the efforts to pass the Born Alive Infants Protection Act in 2002, the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act in 2003, and the Unborn Victims of Violence Act in 2004. 

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commented 2013-07-14 18:59:58 -0400 · Flag
I look forward to the day when Rick Santorum is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, when all persons throughout the land truly are granted due process of the law and the equal protection thereof.
commented 2013-07-13 16:29:04 -0400 · Flag
We must start somewhere and 20 weeks is not too much to ask for!
commented 2013-07-13 16:00:06 -0400 · Flag
Thank you Senator Santorum for coming to the great state of Texas to defend the rights of the unborn!
commented 2013-07-13 13:43:44 -0400 · Flag
20 weeks isn’t good enough. It is a great start, however. Even LIBERAL France limits abortions to 12 weeks!

I applaud the efforts of Governor Perry & the Texas Leglisature to protect life. Hopefully, we’ll reach the day where ALL life is protected, and abortions only occur in very few rare circumstances.
commented 2013-07-13 13:26:16 -0400 · Flag
Thank you Senator Santorum for your strong stand for life!
commented 2013-07-13 13:11:37 -0400 · Flag
Now lets take back every State at 20 weeks!