CPLC Staff Member in Austin with Governor Perry
Our own Allison Morales, the GEMS Coordinator for the CPLC, was in Austin yesterday at a press conference Governor Perry was holding to support a proposed "Choose Life" license plate bill.

The bill would raise awareness of adoption and provide funding to those organizations that help in the process.

From the Governor's press release:

"I am here today to endorse an effort that will allow Texans to support the humane choice of adoption,” Gov. Perry said. “The majority of Texans believe in the sanctity of life, and this license plate will give them a means to tell the world in a subtle but meaningful way, while providing support to pregnant women making the decision to choose adoption.”

The governor was joined today by Rep. Larry Phillips who will sponsor the bill in the Texas House of Representatives and Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life.

The Choose Life license plate will help to create a win-win situation for all those involved—the birth mother, the adoptive parents, the baby, and the pro-life organizations that assist them,” said Pojman. “It’s time Texas joined the 19 other states that already have a Choose Life license plate to promote adoption.”

GEMS (Gabriel Education Ministry & Support) is an outreach of Project Gabriel of the CPLC and that "offers mothers instructional modules in character-building and life skills, and encourage them to set personal and professional goals, while completing course work toward graduation." GEMS accomplishes this by" . . offering mothers opportunities to learn more about themselves, about their Christian faith, about being better parents, and about gaining the knowledge and skills to help them take their place in the larger world of work, education and service."

Click here for more information about GEMS and Project Gabriel.

Click here for more information about the Choose Life License Plates.

** Picture: Kelly Shackleford (Free Market Foundation), Governor Rick Perry, Allison Morales.


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