Texas Gov. Rick Perry is not only determined to bring the abortion legislation that was torpedoed last month by the filibuster of Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis back to the legislature, he is utterly confident that the legislation will pass. Perry, interviewed on Fox News Sunday, said:
In Texas, we’re going to support protecting life. We’re going to stand up and say that after 20 weeks, we are not going to allow abortion in our state. We’re going to make sure that these health clinics are safe — that they are under the safety standards that any other surgical facility would be under and that doctors have admitting procedure practices in place so that they can look after someone if that procedure goes bad. Those are common sense approaches. Ten other states have that as well, so this is going to pass. And, you know – I’m pretty good at counting votes and I think the support is overwhelmingly there in the [state] House and the [state] Senate, and we will get this done and get Texas back focused on the economic interests that are going on and creating jobs and leading the nation in job creation.