‘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
‘Simply put, Milla Perry Jones sits on the board of the
United Surgical Partners Corporation’.
‘They currently operate 420 surgical centers in the
‘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
‘This means low income women will have to pay more to
get an abortion and Rick Perry’s sister will profit from