Hutchison’s Debate Statements Consistent with Her Support of Roe

Now the Texas Alliance for Life is jumping in and calling KBH out for her support of Roe vs Wade.  Texas Alliance for Life joins Texas Right to Life in high lighting KBH’s pro abortion record.  To see the video Texas Right to Life released yesterday click here.

Hutchison’s Debate Statements Consistent with Her Support of Roe

January 14, 2010

Valerie Pokorny
Director of Communications
512.477.1244 (office)

DENTON–In this evening’s Republican gubernatorial debate, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchson’s statements on the abortion issue were entirely consistent with her long-standing support of Roe v. Wade.

Although Sen. Hutchison was given ample opportunity to voice opposition to Roe, she instead alleged dangers in overturning the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision that legalized abortion. The Texas Department of State Health Services reports that there are more than 80,000 abortions per year in Texas (

“Hutchison has not changed her long-standing position in support of Roe,” says Joe Pojman, Ph.D., executive director of Texas Alliance for Life. “In 2003, Hutchison showed her support for legalized abortion by voting for a resolution that stated, ‘It is the sense of the Senate that the decision of the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade was appropriate and secures an important constitutional right; and such decision should not be overturned.’ ”

(See Senate Roll Call No. 48, 108th Congress, 1st Session.)

“Texas needs a leader who is unrelentingly pro-life,” continues Pojman. “Unlike Hutchison, Governor Rick Perry has never given an inch to the life-threatening precepts of Roe v. Wade, whether verbally or by his actions as an elected official.”

Gov. Perry has consistently and passionately supported laws protecting unborn babies and their mothers. Perry supported the Women’s Right to Know Act (2003), the Prenatal Protection Act (2003), the parental consent law (2005), and funding for alternatives to abortions (2007, 2009).

In addition, Gov. Perry has also strongly endorsed public funding for adult stem cell research. He has opposed embryonic stem cell research, which has developed no treatments or cures and requires the destruction of human embryos. Adult stem cells have been used to successfully treat more than 20,000 Americans and more than 70 different conditions or diseases. Sen. Hutchison, on the other hand, has twice voted to fund embryonic stem cell research, which requires the destruction of human embryos.

To arrange an interview with Pojman, contact Director of Communications Valerie Pokorny.

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