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Advocates Praise Governor Abbott’s LIFE Initiative

Tuesday, January 31, 2017  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release
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Governor Greg Abbott today listed protecting life as one of his legislative priorities in his State of the State address. Pro-life advocates were quick to offer praise of the Governor’s call to action:

“I am encouraged that the State of Texas is continuing to uphold the inherent dignity of human life beginning at conception. The LIFE Initiative that Governor Abbott outlined today reflects the respect due to every human being made in the image and likeness of God.”
Jennifer Carr Allmon, Executive Director, Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops

“We are most thankful for a governor wise enough to craft a solid, comprehensive legislative response to some of the horrors we have seen in the abortion industry. We look forward to working with Governor Abbott to pass his LIFE initiative!”
Kyleen Wright, President, Texans for Life

“In 2015, Governor Abbott presided over a sensational legislative session, signing five major pro-life bills into law, continuing to defund Planned Parenthood and increasing funding for compassionate alternatives to abortion. We look forward to his leadership to make this another successful session.”
Dr. Joe Pojman, Executive Director, Texas Alliance for Life