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July 18, 2013

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Proud of leaders who stood for life

Proud of leaders who stood for life

Dear Editor,

Texas made history last week when the Texas Legislature passed the largest single piece of pro-life legislation in the United States.


I am so grateful to live in the state of Texas where our leaders are willing to stand up against unprecedented opposition to defend life. Over the past several months, I have been blessed to have the opportunity to work with Carol Everett and play a small part in the passage of this bill.

There have been so many ups and downs over this pro-life legislation. Since January, I have watched this legislation gain support, slowly die, and then be brought back to life so many times. Through the emotional highs and lows, we continued working and praying, never giving up hope that God could work a miracle in Texas and save the lives of countless women and unborn babies in Texas.


During the past months, I have had the opportunity to sit in on numerous committee hearings and floor debates. I have worked with several major pro-life groups, met with many of the conservative senators and representatives, and heard the passionate stories of courageous men and woman who have amazing personal experiences to share. I watched Sen. Glenn Hegar stand tirelessly for hours while boldly and courageously defending life.

I saw Rep. Jodie Laubenberg go head-to-head with the most pro-abortion member of the Texas House. I witnessed Gov. Perry and Lt. Gov. Dewhurst passionately stand for life and refuse to give up the fight. I listened as Democrat Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. passionately stood in his blue suit and supported life, even when his fellow democrat Senators did not. I sat as senators Donna Campbell and Charles Schwertner, representatives Bryan Hughes and Greg Bonnen and many others courageously joined in the fight and unashamedly stood for life.


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