On the Monday edition of The Chad Hasty Show, Governor Rick Perry talked with Chad Hasty about the abortion bill that will be discussed in the second special session of the Texas legislature.

The legislature will begin its second special session in Austin today after the chaotic end to the first session prevented some important issues from being discussed, particularly Senate Bill 5, the abortion bill. The bill aims to not only improve the standards of abortion clinics to surgical-level standards, but would also prevent abortions after 5 months of pregnancy.

Governor Perry explained that abortion is the 2nd most prevalent medical procedure in the U.S, and that this bill would do more to improve women's health by holding these clinics to the same standards at surgical hospitals. He added that roughly 220 children are aborted every day, and that this bill would also defend the rights of the unborn children.

"The fact is, this is a defense of a practice that is frankly indefensible. And Texas is going to take strong measures to protect life and to protect women as they go through a very difficult life-ending decision. And as that goes on, hat this bill does is to do more for those who are going through that life-ending decision, for the health of the women and for fighting for the unborn.

Governor Perry then commented on the chaotic end to the first special session. He said that he had never seen such a loud and uncontrolled response from the galley in all his years as governor, and that the chaos interfered with the democratic process. Governor Perry said that this time, he and all of Texas expects the legislators to buckle down and get work done.

"Texans went to work today, and they expect the legislature to do the same...come in, get your work done, work by the rules, live by the rules, and let's get back to enjoying Texas life."

Governor Perry also addressed comments made by Senator Wendy Davis on several Sunday morning talk shows, accusing the governor of using the abortion issue to push his own political agenda. Perry responded that the issue is not about politics at all. Rather, he said, it is an issue of defending the life of a 5-month old unborn child, something that he and the majority of Texas strongly support.

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