Thursday, August 6, 2020
Contact: Heather Cirmo

August 6, 2020, DALLAS, TX — Human Coalition, a Texas-based life-affirming healthcare organization that harnesses technology and data to rescue women and children from abortion, today announced its support of Governor Greg Abbott’s appointment of Cecile Young as the new Executive Commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (“HHSC”). Young most recently served as Acting Executive Commissioner and has 30 years of service in state government. HHSC sponsors hundreds of programs and services throughout the state that assist over seven million Texans.

“Governor Abbott’s decision to name Cecile Young to this important position is another strong demonstration of his commitment to the value of human life,” said Human Coalition President Brian Fisher. “Human Coalition looks forward to continuing our partnership with HHSC to serve vulnerable women and families across our state.”

Young’s appointment was announced July 27 with Gov. Abbott commending her years of experience and her response to COVID-19. He added, “I look forward to working with Cecile to ensure that HHSC continues to improve the health and safety of all Texans.”

Fisher said, “I am confident that Young will follow the governor’s proven track record to be a champion for the citizens of Texas, particularly those who are more vulnerable, including the preborn. At Human Coalition, we are grateful for the work of Governor Abbott’s administration. Under his leadership, Texas has approved a budget which supported increased funding to the Alternatives to Abortion program, banned tax dollars from subsidizing abortion providers, prevented public school sexuality education programs from promoting abortion, and enacted the Texas Born Alive Protection Act.”

About Human Coalition

Human Coalition was created in 2009 to rescue children and women from abortion using technology, data, and compassion. Today, Human Coalition is one of the largest pro-life organizations in the nation, expanding its life-affirming healthcare network, media outreach, and grassroots mobilization efforts.


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