Rick Perry’s Sister Set To Personally Profit From Extreme Texas Abortion Bill If It Passes

Author: July 8, 2013 6:28 am
Low income women in Texas will have to pay more to get an abortion and Rick Perry's sister will profit from it.. Image @GOPLackOfLogicFB

Low income women in Texas will have to pay more to get an abortion and Rick Perry’s sister will profit from it.. Image Steve Marmel’s Fan Page.

Women across the state of Texas are fighting a battle to keep their reproductive rights. Republicans are trying to force an extreme anti-abortion bill through the state legislature and Rick Perry desperately wants to sign it into law. So desperate, that he has called two special sessions of the legislature in an effort to pass it no matter how much Democrats or the people of Texas oppose it. And now we may know why.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Texas Governor Rick Perry’s own sister and her company stand to profit if the bill becomes law.

If the bill passes, only five Texas abortion clinics would remain open — those that are already equipped as ambulatory surgical centers, advocates say. But a question remains: would the 420 other ambulatory surgical centers that exist in Texas begin performing the operation? Abortion rights advocates predict that the demand for the procedure won’t disappear with passage of the law.

One company that will be faced with that decision is United Surgical Partners International, based in Addison, TX. Their vice-president of government affairs is Milla Perry Jones, Gov. Rick Perry’s sister. She is also on the board of the Texas Ambulatory Surgical Center Society.

Simply put, Milla Perry Jones sits on the board of the United Surgical Partners Corporation. They currently operate 420 surgical centers in the state. Closing 37 of the 42 clinics in Texas significantly eliminates competition and gives the company the ability to offer and perform abortion procedures at a higher cost. This means low income women will have to pay more to get an abortion and Rick Perry’s sister will profit from it.

Coincidence? Perhaps. After all, the Houston Chronicle does point out that Texas’ legislation is “patterned” after similar legislation in other red states. But the fact that Perry is more desperate than usual to pass an unpopular bill at the risk of being even more unpopular in his own state, and the fact that Perry has a history of nepotism as governor, plus the fact that his sister just so happens to be in a position to profit should the bill become law, should make everyone take a harder look at the situation developing in Texas. A Texas-sized scandal could be right around the corner.

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4 Comments

  • The cost of raising a child is approx. $235,000 (not including college, which unfortunately they won’t be able to afford anyway if they come from low income families). I do not want my taxes to go up, again. I want Rick Perry and all those who supported this bill to put their money where their mouth is. You want to take away the right to choose? Fine. Then you can come up with the money to take care of these children. Do not dump it on the tax payer who supports choice. According to state figures, in 2010 there were approx. 72,000 abortions performed. If just half of these were low income women, that constitutes 36,000 more children. I’m being conservative here (pun intended) but that’s going to run Perry and the other “good Christians” supporting the bill over 8 trillion dollars. I guess they better start having some fundraisers…or maybe his sister will kick in a few bucks to help the effort…Government just needs to stay out of personal lives, period.

  • GodlessLiberalAtheist

    Gosh – no conflict of interest there.

  • ohgoodgrief99

    As Gomer Pyle would say, “Surprise, surprise, surprise!” Thumpers are so transparent.

  • Follow the money. Republicans do, it’s their God.

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