DEFENDING LIFE AT EVERY STAGE
From the day Glenn Hegar first stepped into the State House of Representatives in 2003, he has been a relentless fighter for the Pro-Life movement. Glenn recognizes that all life, from fertilization until natural death, is worthy of the protection of our laws. That is why Glenn will fight everyday to ensure that every human is afforded the opportunity to reach his or her God given potential in life.
Glenn has a long record of authoring and supporting some of the most meaningful pro-life legislation in Texas history:
House Bill 2
July 18, 2013 – Governor Rick Perry and Senator Glenn Hegar at the signing of House Bill 2
In 2013, Glenn led the effort to pass House Bill 2, which is the Pro-Life Omnibus Bill that safeguards women’s health and protects unborn babies who can feel pain from torturous late-term abortions in Texas. Thanks to his efforts, Texas has seen a decrease in abortions and an increase in the health and safety standards for women across the state.
Glenn received praise for sponsoring the historic Pro-Life bill. Leading Pro-Life groups such as Texas Right to Life, The Heidi Group, Texas Alliance for Life, Texas Eagle Forum, Texans for Life Coalition, and many more, supported Glenn’s efforts to limit late-term abortions and improve safety standards. In recognition of Glenn’s work, the Texas Alliance for Life awarded him their 2013 “Courageous Defender of Life” award.
Elizabeth Graham, Director of Texas Right to Life, the largest and oldest statewide Pro-Life organization in Texas, commended Glenn’s unwavering support for the unborn:
“This new law adds a critical protection for a new class of citizens, preborn children who have been proven to feel pain. Texas Right to Life commends the steadfast leadership of Senator Hegar in shepherding this landmark piece of legislation to final passage through unprecedented controversy.”
Kyleen Wright, President of Texans for Life Coalition, praised Glenn’s leadership during the tumultuous debate over HB 2:
“Texans owe a debt of gratitude to Senator Hegar, for his strong leadership and nerves of steel, which ultimately carried HB 2, the pro-life omnibus bill, to victory through two special sessions rocked by an unruly mob and angry demonstrations.”
During almost 10 hours of floor debate, Glenn stood tall and defended the bill from 20 amendments, all of which were opposed by Pro-Life advocates. HB 2 was finally passed by a vote of 19-11 and signed into law by Governor Perry.
In addition to shepherding House Bill 2 through the State Legislature, Glenn has fought tirelessly for other Pro-Life policies:
- Glenn stood with Texas Right to Life in fighting to reform the Texas Advance Directive Law, which victimized the dying and disabled from receiving proper medical treatment.
- In 2011, Glenn co-authored and voted for the Sonogram Law of 2011, which aimed to limit the number of abortions in Texas.
- In the same year, Glenn supported a budget strategy that successfully removed over $64 million from the Texas abortion industry.
TRUSTED BY LEADERS OF THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT
“Senator Hegar has repeatedly served as a defender of the unborn and an advocate for the healthcare of women in our state. I commend him for his work in the Texas Senate and am eager for him to continue this work as Texas Comptroller.” – Ann Hettinger, Former State Director of Concerned Women for America
“Senator Hegar has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to protect innocent human life through public policy in Texas, and we would be honored to continue our close working relationship with him as the state’s Comptroller of Public Accounts. Senator Hegar shares Texas Right to Life’s legislative goals and strategy, and he would be another asset to the cause as a statewide elected official.” – Texas Right to Life
“During both special sessions, Senator Hegar showed tremendous character and integrity as author of important pro-life legislation… He listened to Senators’ concerns and thoughtfully explained his bill employing great patience. Senator Hegar is a true statesman, and we need his principled leadership as our next Comptroller of Public Accounts.” – Texas Eagle Forum