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Senator Jane Nelson: District 12
Senator Jane Nelson
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Austin, Texas 78711
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News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 23, 2015
Contact: Melissa Duncan
512-463-0112
SENATOR JANE NELSON RECEIVES 'COURAGEOUS DEFENSE OF LIFE' AWARD

AUSTIN – Senator Jane Nelson, R- Flower Mound, has been honored by the Texas Alliance for Life with its "Courageous Defense of Life" award. Senator Nelson received the honor for her role in helping to pass pro-life initiatives during the most recent legislative session.

"All life is precious, and I am honored to be recognized for standing up for innocent life. More importantly, I am grateful to organizations like Texas Alliance for Life for its steadfast commitment to protecting the unborn," said Senator Nelson.

"Senator Jane Nelson has had a hand in passing every pro-life law in Texas for nearly two decades, helping to make Texas the envy of nearly every other state," said Joe Pojman, Ph.D., executive director of Texas Alliance for Life. "From requiring parental consent for abortions on minors, passing the sonogram bill and HB 2, and especially defunding Planned Parenthood, Senator Nelson has been a key reason for Texas' success."

As one of 11 legislators to receive the award, Senator Nelson was selected on the merits of her pro-life legislative work during the 84th Legislature, including a rider excluding abortion providers and their affiliates from taxpayer-funded programs.

SENATOR JANE NELSON represents District 12, including portions of Tarrant and Denton counties. She is Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the highest-ranking Republican in the Texas Senate.

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