With the discovery of another Kermit Gosnell in Houston, Governor Perry has added pro-life measures to the call for the ongoing special session; from the Office of the Governor:
"The horrors of the national late-term abortion industry are continuing to come to light, one atrocity at a time. Sadly, some of those same atrocities happen in our own state. In Texas, we value all life, and we've worked to cultivate a culture that supports the birth of every child," Gov. Perry said. "We have an obligation to protect unborn children, and to hold those who peddle these abortions to standards that would minimize the death, disease and pain they cause."This special session just got a lot more interesting.
Update: According to the Texas Tribune, Democrats are already throwing a hissy fit:
State Rep. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, who fought unsuccessfully against a 2011 measure requiring sonograms for most women who seek to terminate a pregnancy, said Texans don’t want lawmakers to engage in another divisive debate over abortion.
She said the new agenda item will mark a major departure from the relatively peaceful regular session, which started in January and ended late last month.
“I think we have so many other priorities,” she said. “We’ve been able to compromise. We’ve keep those wedge issues off the House floor, and this is going to change what progress we’ve made with a bipartisan take-care-of-business attitude."