HOUSTON (September 14, 2013)--Gov. Rick Perry has received a lifetime achievement honor from Texas Right-to-Life.
The group honored Perry at its annual dinner Friday night in Houston.
Attorney General Greg Abbott also appeared and addressed the gathering.
Both men fervently oppose abortion rights and have advocated some of the toughest abortion restrictions in the nation.
Texas Right-to-Life, which is celebrating its 40th year in the fight to outlaw abortion, also honored Sen. Glenn Hegar and Rep. Jody Laubenberg, the Republican lawmakers who authored a bill outlawing abortion after 20 weeks.
That law mobilized thousands of protesters at the state Capitol over the summer.