George P. Bush on Abortion
At anti-abortion rally: "I'm pro-life"
George P. Bush's new job as Texas land commissioner has nothing to do with abortion, and it lacks any authority to funnel public dollars to private schools. But after barely 30 days in office, he's already headlined high-profile rallies on both issues.
The newest Bush in politics has wasted no time becoming a leading voice for top conservative causes and seizing the spotlight in a state already full of powerful Republicans.
"These conservative ideals--being pro-life and promoting school choice--are
a matter of principle for me," Bush said in a statement. "And just as I did during my campaign, I will continue to advocate on behalf of these deeply held values."
His first public appearance as land commissioner came at an anti-abortion rally where
1,500 people thronged the same Capitol grounds. A spokesman for the Texas Alliance for Life, which organized the event, said Bush's team approached his group "and asked if there was some way he could help."
Source: Will Weissert on Associated Press, "Conservative Spotlight"
, Feb 5, 2015
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