Texas Right to Life is thrilled that Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst will seek re-election. The Texas Right to Life Political Action Committee proudly endorses his re-election bid since Dewhurst has been a stalwart and effective defender of innocent human life in our state government.
When he was sworn in as Lieutenant Governor in 2003, Dewhurst pledged to follow a conservative, pro-family agenda, and he has kept his word. In 2003, his first act was to appoint the committees in the State Senate, and he ensured Pro-Life majorities on the committees through which Pro-Life bills pass.
The 2003 78th Legislative Session yielded the passage of three major Pro-Life bills plus other measures to protect life. Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst cleared the way for Senator Tommy Williams to pass the Woman's Right to Know Act, which is Texas' version of informed consent before abortion; the law also requires a 24-hour waiting period. This is only one of the many victories for life won by Dewhurst in 2003.
In 2005, Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst ensured that the state budget included funds for the landmark program that provides assistance and counseling to pregnant women and their young children. Since then, the State of Texas funds alternatives to abortion. In 2009, to the extreme vexation of Planned Parenthood and other abortion advocates, the funds for this program were increased by 60%!
Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst has earned two awards from Texas Right to Life. In 2000, he received Texas Right to Life's prestigious Horizon Award since we recognized then that he was a rising star in the Pro-Life movement. In 2005, he was acknowledged by Texas Right to Life with the Pro-Life Leader of the Year Award.
David Dewhurst consistently shepherds the Pro-Life bills through to passage in the State Senate. He is personally committed to restoring the sanctity of innocent human life in Texas. Texas Right to Life is proud to endorse his candidacy for re-election for Lieutenant Governor. Without David Dewhurst at the helm of our State Senate, these accomplishments for life would not have materialized.
To support Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst's re-election, visit [URL=”http://www.Dewhurst.org”]www.Dewhurst.org[/URL], or contact Adam Black, Texas Right to Life's Political Director, at [EMAIL=”ABlack@TexasRightToLife.com”]ABlack@TexasRightToLife.com[/EMAIL].