1776 Coalition :: Gov. Rick Perry: ‘We’re going to pass’ abortion restrictions in Texas

Gov. Rick Perry: ‘We’re going to pass’ abortion restrictions in Texas

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July 7, 2013

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Sunday that state Sen. Wendy Davis’ attention-getting filibuster notwithstanding, the Legislature is going to approve restrictions on abortion when it gavels in another special session this week.

“We’re going to pass some restrictions on abortion,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Texas is a place where we defend life. I mean, that’s the powerful message here and that’s what we’re focused on and politics will take care of itself.”

“People have relayed to me that never in the history of Texas [have] they seen that type of mob rule come in and discombobulate a legislative session,” he continued.

Mr. Perry clarified that he was not referring to Ms. Davis’ filibuster, but rather the decorum of the Senate chamber during the debate as “mob rule.”

He also defended remarks he made recently at the National Right to Life Conference, where he described Ms. Davis as “a teenage mother herself” who eventually graduated from Harvard Law School and serves in the Texas Senate.

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