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President-elect Trump chooses pro-life Rick Perry to be Energy Secretary

by | Dec 13, 2016

By Dave Andrusko

Pro-life Governor Rick Perry

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 pro-life achievements while serving for 14 years as governor of the second largest state.

In 2016 Perry was one of many pro-life Republicans who contested Trump for the party’s presidential nomination. He reported met with Trump for 90 minutes Monday at Trump Tower in New York.

Perry will join a roster of pro-lifers that already includes Sen. Jeff Sessions who Trump tapped to be Attorney General; Rep. Tom Price who will be Secretary of Health and Human Services; Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus, chief of staff; South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, ambassador to the United Nations; Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Rep. Mike Pompeo, director of the CIA; Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education; Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, ambassador to China, and Andy Puzder, who will head the Department of Labor.

In 2013, Perry signed HB2, a multi-faceted pro-life bill that included the Preborn Pain Bill. Passage was made possible because, without hesitation, Perry called a second special session after pro-abortion heart-throb state Sen. Wendy Davis filibustered HB2 in the first special session.

In 2011 Perry signed a bill which required that abortion-vulnerable woman must be able to see an ultrasound at least 24 hours before an abortion is performed and that the abortionist must give “in a manner understandable to a layperson, a verbal explanation of the results of the sonogram images, including a medical description of the dimensions of the embryo or fetus, the presence of cardiac activity, and the presence of external members and internal organs.”

Also in 2011, Perry signed a bill authorizing “Choose Life” license plates.

No wonder Texas Right to Life sang his praises in 2013.

While presenting Governor Perry with his award, Elizabeth Graham reflected, “Even before he took office as our Governor in 2000, Rick Perry dedicated himself to the protection of born and yet-to-be-born Texans. He has effectively put his advocacy into action during his tenure as Texas’ top official, which is why Texas Right to Life is proud to give him the Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifetime of service to the Pro-Life movement. His more than ten years in the office of governor have afforded him countless opportunities to protect Life, and he’s made the most of every one.”

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