Choose Life License Plate Passes Senate, 22-9!! Statement of Free Market Foundation

FMF with Gov. Perry

FMF at Gov. Perry Press Conference Supporting Choose Life License Plate before beginning of 2009 Legislative Session.

Today, following the Texas Senate’s vote to pass SB 1098, by a vote of 22-9, the Choose Life license plate bill, Free Market Foundation (FMF) Director of Legislative Affairs and Attorney Jonathan Saenz released the following statement:

“We applaud the leadership of our State Senators and Lt. Gov. Dewhurst for giving Texas citizens to proudly display the message ‘Choose Life’ and to support adoption as a loving alternative to abortion.  With 82 of 150 State House Members already pledging their support, this bill should have no problem clearing the full House and heading to Gov. Perry’s desk.”

FMF has presented testimony to the Senate and House Committees in favor of this bill.  FMF also worked with Alison Morales, a woman with personal connections to abortion and adoption who advocates for pro-life issues, to help her present testimony in the House and Senate in favor of this bill.  Rep. Larry Phillips is the author of the House version, HB 109, which is currently awaiting a hearing and vote in the House Transportation Committee.  In addition, Governor Rick Perry supported the Choose Life license plate legislation by hosting a news conference to bring awareness to the bills.

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Free Market Foundation stands for the sanctity of life, traditional marriage, religious liberties, and limited government, and frequently testifies in the Texas Legislature and works in the courts on these issues.

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