Editor’s note. Pro-life former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is pro-life President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to be Secretary of Energy. Perry joins an in-coming administration that already includes a host of strong pro-lifers. The following speech to the 2013 NRLC convention is an excellent example of how dedicated to the cause Perry is. Thank you Carol …Continue reading "Pro-life former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to be Donald Trump’s Secretary of Energy"
By Dave Andrusko The roster of pro-lifers chosen for high profile positions in his administration by President-elect Donald Trump grew again today. Pro-life former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the recipient of Texas Right to Life’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, will be the nation’s new Secretary of Energy. In a moment we’ll talk about his …Continue reading "President-elect Trump chooses pro-life Rick Perry to be Energy Secretary"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. While my family and I are on vacation, we are running some of our favorite NRL News Today stories from the last four months, entries from our “Roe at 40″ series, and an occasional update. All this week, beginning today, we’ll be reflecting back on the 43rd annual National Right …Continue reading "Six Takeaways from a memorable 43rd NRLC National Convention"
By Dave Andrusko The next best thing to being in Texas for the signing of House Bill 2 into law this morning was to read the delightful tweets and enjoy the photos of pro-life women and men assembled to cheer on pro-life Gov. Rick Perry. To state the obvious, it took a titanic effort and …Continue reading "Gov. Perry signs HB 2, Congratulations to Texas Right to Life for a job incredibly well done"
By Dave Andrusko Just after midnight when the Texas Senate passed HB 2, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (who presides over the Senate) tweeted that “Love wins tonight as the Texas Senate stood firmly on the right side of history.” The Texas Senate has just finished rejecting 20 pro-abortion amendments and a bill to protect pain-capable …Continue reading "Texas Senate passes HB 2, pro-life measure on to Texas Gov. Perry"
By Carol Tobias, President, National Right to Life Committee I arrived in Dallas on Tuesday, June 25, the eve of our 43rd annual National Right to Life Convention. The news dominating the state was the filibuster of Senate Bill 5, taking place in the state Senate. SB 5 would expand protections for both unborn children …Continue reading "In Defense of Pro-Life Texas Gov. Rick Perry"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Gov. Perry, the longest serving chief executive in Texas history, announced today he would not seek re-election next year. Anyone who might believe Fox News (especially Fox News Sunday) goes easy on pro-life and/or conservative politicians should take a few minutes to read the transcript of yesterday’s appearance by pro-life …Continue reading "Texas Gov. Perry tells Fox News Sunday Texas will pass protective legislation in second special session"
By Dave Andrusko Even for veteran NRLC convention goers, it would be difficult to imagine a better start, a better ‘take off’ for the 43rd annual National Right to Life Convention than what a huge audience heard this morning at the Opening General Session in Dallas, Texas. No doubt the presence of pro-life Gov. Rick …Continue reading "Texas Gov. Perry’s rousing speech gives NRLC 2013 an inspired beginning"
By Dave Andrusko When the governor of your state vows his support for your “flagship” bill, you have to feel mighty good. Yesterday, speaking at the Source Pregnancy Center in west Houston, pro-life Texas governor Rick Perry threw his weight behind the “Preborn Pain Bill,” which is Texas Right to Life’s top priority when the …Continue reading "Gov. Perry vows support for Texas RTL’s “Preborn Pain Bill”"
By Dave Andrusko Sometimes a mere 72 hours can bring to a boil political issues and developments that have been simmering for months, even years. On the Democratic side, the New York Times, which essentially operates as a public locale where Democrats can talk to each other freely, ran a piece Sunday that officially sounding …Continue reading "A Remarkable Three Days May Shape the Political Contours of 2012"
By Dave Andrusko You wouldn’t think Labor Day could be chaotic, but it was for me. Which meant I did not get a chance to watch the Palmetto Freedom Forum yesterday. Five pro-life Republican Presidential candidates were quizzed by South Carolina senator Jim DeMint, Iowa congressman Steve King, and Princeton Professor Robert P. George. The …Continue reading "On Eve of Wednesday’s GOP Debate, Gov. Perry Surging"
By Dave Andrusko You’d hardly expect the opinion of a respected NRLC state affiliate about Texas Gov. Rick Perry and a writer for a determinedly pro-abortion publication to coincide. One–Elizabeth Graham of Texas Right to Life—describes Perry as a “pro-life champion” whose record is “unmatched” among GOP pro-life presidential candidates. The other–Eliza Gray of the …Continue reading "What Pro-Abortionists and Pro-Lifers are Saying about Gov. Rick Perry"