Gov. Perry Announces Support for Senate Bill 182 and House Bill 36
“Although we’ve made Texas a safer
place for the unborn, our work is far from done, which is why I support
these pieces of legislation as simple, common sense additions to the
protections we offer the unborn here in Texas.”
requires ultrasound imaging of the embryo or fetus and an audible heart
auscultation to be performed on expecting mothers in conjunction with
the physician’s explanation of each procedure. The patient would also
have to a sign a written statement certifying requirements are
fulfilled before an abortion is performed.
Gov. Perry remains
committed to promoting family values and defending unborn children. He
recently announced his support of House Bill 109, which would create a
“Choose Life” specialty license plate to raise funds to assist pregnant
women who are considering adoption as an alternative to abortion for
their unborn children.
In 2005, the governor signed Senate
Bill 419, which requires physicians to obtain written permission from
the parent or legal guardian of a minor child before performing an
abortion on that child. The statute gives the Texas Medical Board the
authority to enforce this requirement by imposing license violations on
physicians who violate it. This law is the most stringent protection of
parental rights passed in the state to date.