AUSTIN, Texas – Gov. Rick Perry Saturday issued the following statement applauding the Senate’s passage of pro-life legislation, HB 2:

“Today the Texas Legislature took its final step in our historic effort to protect life. This legislation builds on the strong and unwavering commitment we have made to defend life and protect women’s health. I am proud of our lawmakers, and citizens who tirelessly defended our smallest and most vulnerable Texans and future Texans.”