Rick Perry Announces Another Special Session, Set for July 1

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Can't wait for Sen. Davis to knock you out of office, sir.
Gov. Rick Perry's office announced Wednesday afternoon that the governor has called for the second special session of 2013, set to commence at 2 p.m. on July 1. Only hours after Sen. Wendy Davis, her colleagues, and their supporters managed to block passage of legislation that would all but ban abortion in the state, the governor announced that the discussion on the legislation would start over.

"I am calling the Legislature back into session because too much important work remains undone for the people of Texas," Perry said in his statement. "Through their duly elected representatives, the citizens of our state have made crystal clear their priorities for our great state. Texans value life and want to protect women and the unborn. Texans want a transportation system that keeps them moving. Texans want a court system that is fair and just. We will not allow the breakdown of decorum and decency to prevent us from doing what the people of this state hired us to do."

In addition to the bill that would shutter 37 of 42 of the state's abortion clinics, Perry has called for discussion on legislation pertaining to transportation funding and sentencing for 17-year-olds convicted of felonies.

However, the focus of the next special session will be squarely on the abortion restrictions, which are set to be not simply based on faulty science, and aren't solely the tightest in the nation, but are unconstitutional alongside. If last night's show was any indication, next week could be the most interesting legislative session of the entire year.

As aforementioned, Perry noted that "Texans value life." This statement comes hours before Texas is set to execute its 500th inmate. We're glad our governor still has the capacity for irony, if nothing else.

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Hanabi-chan
Hanabi-chan topcommenter

Typical Rick Perry. So interested in the fetus, but doing nada for the kids already born.  Why is life, according to him and his compatriots, so damn important when it is in the womb but who gives a damn after that? Does he not think there is any serious consequences in telling families "Tough shit. You're on your own now?"

Jobeth Hines Lorraine
Jobeth Hines Lorraine

No term limits. Everyone has to go to the poll and vote against him. Calling him names won't do a thing. It's the vote that counts.

Mark Braun
Mark Braun

We have the biggest Asshole on the planet for a govenor

Jason Mustard
Jason Mustard

Yeah, there has to be a way to stop this idiot.

Cas Nichole
Cas Nichole

Yeah and it doesn't involve SB5 we have voiced our thoughts they need to concentrate on what they have been neglecting while they tried to legislate what us woman can decide for ourselves

Clifton Newjersee
Clifton Newjersee

Fuck you douchebag..... You looked, acted and sounded like a total fucking moron in your run for president..... You should be tarred and feathered and run outta town.

Mary Miller
Mary Miller

The people of Texas? I think he means the people that think like him. I personally would like to see this put up for a vote by the "people of Texas"

Jose Martinez
Jose Martinez

Geez what a tool. Where can we start to petition sign up occupy protest something.

Maxx James
Maxx James

Yeah, they didn't cheat good enuf in the last special session...

John Hodges
John Hodges

Clueless Rick wouldn't know important if it bit him on the ass...

Michael Terry
Michael Terry

Have y'all not even read the bill? Of course not! Most of these comments are moronic. "Carry a dead baby to term" read the bill...

Ricky Morris
Ricky Morris

Rick Perry the biggest jabroni in Texas.

Jose Alberto Chavez
Jose Alberto Chavez

When's the next election? I can't wait to elect this cunt out of Texas.

KD Davis
KD Davis

Please do not re-elect this fool.

Alan Hurwitz
Alan Hurwitz

I guess Governor Oops thinks this will make him more attractive next time in the Iowa straw polls. Idiot.

Connie Kendrick
Connie Kendrick

Absolutely that's not what's going on here! Being forced to carry dead babies to term among other things that should not be legislated but between a woman, her conscience and her doctor ONLY. And for Perry, who has historically been anything but pro-woman in his career to "care" this much raises red flags by itself. The point is this is just more misogynistic BS propagated by the today's unrecognizable and extreme religious right driven GOP.

Suzanne Patrick
Suzanne Patrick

Eric - are you serious? Laws like this create sitations like Kermit Gosnell - when you close 88% of the facilities that provide abortion services, you have doctors (or pretend doctors) that will take advantage of the situations. This is about trying to outlaw abortion in Texas, under the guise of "helping women" plain and simple.

Schittphaiç Magü
Schittphaiç Magü

How eerily similar militant Islamists and the Christian reich are.

Robyn Twangeaux
Robyn Twangeaux

It has nothing to do with keeping it safe. He is trying to make it impossible for most women to get one. Shit like Gosnell is exactly what will happen if the bill that will be introduced is just like SB5 was.

Xavier Villegas
Xavier Villegas

To quote a comment I saw ""If it was a Sharia law that was being passed restricting women's rights, then everyone would be outraged. But, if you're a "Christian", then it's the right thing to do."

Taylor Kirk
Taylor Kirk

Yeah, no. That's not what going on here.

Taylor Kirk
Taylor Kirk

Hey Rick, you know you're just getting people mobilized for 2014, right?

Kristina Tung
Kristina Tung

Rick Perry doesn't have anything more important to work on in the state of Texas than taking rights away from women? Get a life, loser.

Meena Haque
Meena Haque

If Perry cared about Texas babies, he should spend more time on legislation concerning Headstart, education, early healthcare, and nutrition.

Eric Dellafave
Eric Dellafave

He doesnt want to take abortion away, he just wants to make it safe. So there isnt shit like Gosnell happening. Trying to keep is safe at least.

Robyn Twangeaux
Robyn Twangeaux

yup, it is pretty important for him to climb up in my uterus for some reason

johnnybench
johnnybench topcommenter

@Eric Dellafave Abortion is for the most part a safe and complication-free procedure.  Take a pill today, take another one 24 hours later.  Pretty easy.  A lot more people get hurt playing high school football in this state.  If he cares so much, shouldn't he agitate for a bill that requires every high school football game to be played within 30 minutes of a major hospital, just in case there's an injury?  It's for the safety of the kids, after all.  

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