Yes, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis may have delayed the bill that would ban abortions at 20 weeks last month, but that fight is over. And the pro-life movement has won. Today, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed HB 2 into law – which is supported by 62% of Texans. It’s a tremendous victory in the culture war for life.
In a press release, the Catholic Association stated:
Today is a great day for women and babies. Women will be safer and countless babies in Texas will be spared the pain of late-term abortions. Rick Perry is a brave man for standing up to the mob tactics of the abortion lobby and has earned the respect of pro-life women and men across the country. We hope other states as well as the federal government follow Texas’ lead in standing up for women and babies.”
Similarly, Lila Rose, President of Live Action, said:
Texas took an important step today toward true equal protection of unalienable rights. Pain-capable babies saved from dismemberment and women’s health safeguarded with practical surgical standards – this is what passed in Austin over Planned Parenthood’s and NARAL’s supporters angry objections. Texas is moving closer to an ethos that enshrines the inherent dignity of every human being, and their fundamental human right to life. May the rest of the nation
On the other hand, the Associated Press engaged in hyperbole concerning their feelings about this development.