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Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Senate Passage of Sonogram Legislation

Thursday, February 17, 2011  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement on the Senate passage of SB 16, related to requiring a woman to have a sonogram before an abortion procedure:

"I commend the Texas Senate for quickly passing SB 16, an important achievement in our efforts to protect life. Considering the magnitude of the decision to have an abortion, it is crucial that Texans understand what is truly at stake. We know that when someone has all the information, the decision to choose life becomes clear. I look forward to working with House members to pass this legislation quickly, to ensure Texans are fully informed when considering such an important decision."

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