Texas Governor Rick Perry Supports Sonogram Abortion Bill
Governor Rick Perry Anti-Abortion Rally: Texas Governor Declares Sonogram Bill Requiring Abortion Seekers To Get Sonogram First - "An Emergency"
Speaking to crowd of pro-life supporters in Austin, Governor Rick Perry declared his full support for a bill requiring a woman seeking an abortion to first get a sonogram.
Governor Rick Perry, a republican, said he will tabling the Sonogram Bill as an "emergency bill" for the 2011 legislative season in Texas.
Governor Perry said it is important for a women seeking an abortion to first get a sonogram because "ensuring that she understands the full impact of her decision...when you consider the magnitude of that decision, ensuring someone understand what is truly at stake, seems to be a small step in my opinion. Those of us here know that when someone has all the information is made, the right choice will be made, the choice of life"
Gov. Perry went said the Sonogram Bill is so important it should be treated as an "emergency" because "when it comes to saving lives, minutes count, days count."
Perry says more abortion legislation will be introduced in Texas, bills designed to close the loopholes surrounding access to abortion in Texas.
We don’t want to jump the gun. We do want to see the whole process before we claim a victory,” Seago says. “But it is extremely encouraging for the pro-life movement in Texas.”
However, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Spokesperson Rochelle Tafolla says Texas has more important issues to be concerned with.
“This is unbelievable,” says Tafolla. “The state is facing an unprecedented budget crisis, nearly $30-billion in debt, and we’re talking about a bill that does absolutely nothing to prevent abortion.”