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Statement on Planned Parenthood Practices

July 15, 2015

AUSTIN – The Texas Senate Republican Caucus today issued the following statement regarding the release of a video which shows Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical research, discussing the harvesting and sale of fetal organs and extremities.

“Human life is sacred. We are appalled and deeply saddened by the contents of the undercover video released this week by the Center for Medical Progress.

This video reminds us that the practice of abortion is itself horrific and inhumane. The subsequent harvesting and sale of aborted babies’ intact organs and extremities in the name of science is deplorable.

The footage reaffirms that Planned Parenthood’s activities are ethically indefensible and should receive no support from this legislative body.

In 2011, the Texas Legislature ended Planned Parenthood’s status as a provider in the state-funded Women’s Health Program. Additionally, the 2016-17 state budget further restricts all abortion providers from participating in the Breast and Cervical Cancer Services Program.

We join with the vast majority of Texans in condemning the practices revealed in this video, and we lend our full support to the investigative efforts of Governor Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Patrick, and Attorney General Paxton. We must hold Planned Parenthood accountable in Texas.”

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The time to act is now! Everyday Texans are being taxed out of their homes and their business are barely staying afloat with rising property taxes. Senate Bill 2 (by Chairman Paul Bettencourt) recognizes the obvious, that taxpayers cannot take it anymore. Property taxes are rising two to three times faster than Texans' ability to pay.

The Texas Senate has passed Senate Bill 2, the Texas Property Tax Reform and Relief Act of 2019.

Taxpayers in Dallas have been crushed with an average 55% increase on their property tax bills in just five years with a 15% increase just this year. That is a pattern that is repeating all across the State.

SB 2 offers hope to Texans and as noted by Senator Flores it gives all Texans hope that they will get to keep their little piece of the Texas sky.

Read Senate Bill 2 here: capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/billtext/html/SB00002E.htm
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Not sure I have a good handle on this. Businesses are paying taxes that they pass on to their customers. Homeowners are paying taxes, mostly school taxes, of which teachers are getting a very small part. So, the legislation is going to lower those taxes by increasing sales taxes so that everyone is paying these taxes, because the legislators can’t seem to figure out how to give less money to people throw it away or don’t deserve it in the first place. (Pause for breath.) This is either very close to what the socialists are spouting, or some of that new math that none understands anyway. (Scratching my head)

Definition of Relief: removal or lightening of something oppressive, painful, or distressing .... So no “relief” just permission to go up a certain amount on property taxes every year without public vote. 😡

Legalize Marijuana and save millions of tax dollars, won't need to raise home taxes

Nothing but smoke and mirrors.

Presidio county has been doubling and tripling theirs since 2013. Highway robbery

I have a special religious liberty message for the Easter Weekend. I am proud of all my 19 Republican Collegues that voted to provide Texas license holders some protection for deeply help religious beliefs.

We were joined by Senator Lucio (D-Brownsville) as well because this common sense law is supported by the vast majority of Texans. Discrimination should not apply to any person in Texas in the 21st Century!

Speaking in favor, elegantly, is Senate Bill 17 author, Senator Perry (R-Lubbock) as well as Senators Paxton (R-McKinney) and Hancock (R-North Richland Hills). Listen to them now and read more about the bill here: capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/billtext/html/SB00017E.htm

Chair Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston)
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Mark does Kati likes Margaritas let me know

Will never trust a Democrat! They lie.

Good idea. Wish you folks felt as strongly about the 2nd Amendment. But the caucus is clueless and stupid when it comes to representing those that elected you. Caring only about business special interests.

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