FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 10, 2014
Texas Alliance for Life PAC strongly endorses Dan Patrick for Lieutenant Governor in the 2014 General Election. We are confident he will continue to advance a robust and effective pro-life agenda for Texas.
“Dan Patrick’s leadership in the Texas Senate has been instrumental in enacting strong, pro-life legislation,” said Joe Pojman, Ph.D., Executive Director of Texas Alliance for Life PAC. “He authored the Sonogram Bill, which will save thousands of innocent lives and is one of the strongest in the nation. Additionally, he helped to lead the charge on House Bill 2, which banned abortions in Texas after five months. We look forward to working with Senator Patrick as our next Lieutenant Governor to advocate for pro-life issues in Texas.
“In his first session in 2007, he authored an early version of the pro-life sonogram bill to ensure women considering abortion have the right to see the ultrasound image of the unborn child and hear the child’s heartbeat.
In 2011 Patrick successfully sponsored HB 15, perhaps the strongest sonogram bill in the nation, which includes the right for women to meet with the abortion doctor in advance, before they consent to the procedure.
That same year Senator Patrick coauthored Senate Bill 7, which eventually led to defunding of Planned Parenthood $29 of $31 million per year by shifting women’s health funds to more worthy providers, causing Planned Parenthood to close numerous abortion facilities. He also voted for the bill to authorize the creation of the Choose Life license plate to promote adoption as a loving alternative to abortion. And he authored a bill to require FDA safety standards for drug-induced abortions and to require the physician to be present when the drugs are administered.
Senator Patrick authored one of the four components of House Bill 2, the landmark bill passed last summer to ban abortions after the fifth month of pregnancy and vastly increase safety standards at abortion facilities across Texas including requiring the FDA regulations for drug-induced abortions.
In 2012 Texas Alliance for Life awarded Senator Patrick our “Courageous Defense of Life” award.
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Pd. Pol. Adv. by Texas Alliance for Life PAC