By: Jamie Stengle

But supporters of the 20-year-old law include Texas Alliance for Life, a group that opposes abortion except to save the mother’s life and also opposes euthanasia. Joe Pojman, the group’s executive director, has said the law balances the family’s autonomy with doctors’ rights not to give interventions that cause harm or suffering.

Usually, according to experts, doctors and families can come to an agreement without the issue going to a committee.

Though Texas is one of only a handful of states with such a law, experts said the same process basically occurs in other states that don’t have specific legislation. In those states, the hospital would just assess the legal risk of getting sued before proceeding.

By: María Méndez

Joe Pojman, executive director of the Texas Alliance for Life, said he hopes the Legislature passes a bill making it a felony offense to abortion drugs to Texas. This would allow Texas to extradite and prosecute people from other states, Pojman said.

“Not having a doctor to follow up and administer these drugs is reckless,” he said. “Just because there’s a desire for a product on, it doesn’t mean that the government should allow it.”

By: BY KALEY JOHNSON AND TESSA WEINBERG

And while groups like Texas Right to Life, which has provided legal assistance to Tinslee’s family, argue the law should be done away with from a moral perspective, other anti-abortion groups, like Texas Alliance for Life, support the law. In a statement on Tinslee’s case, the group said the act was “good public policy and constitutional.”

By: Mary Jackson

“I may be taking all the arrows right now, and we have endured vicious attacks, but pro-life groups are capable of this important work, and they will continue to do it,” Everett said.

Joe Pojman, executive director for the Texas Alliance for Life, hopes that message comes through despite The Heidi Group’s challenges with the state.

Healthy Texas Women provided care for 172,023 low-income women last year, a 30 percent increase from the year prior. Providers cannot provide abortions or have an affiliation with an abortion facility.

“The program has had sensational success in meeting the needs of low-income women,” Pojman said. “It has done far than Planned Parenthood was ever doing for Texas women.”

By: JAMIE STENGLE

Lawmakers, attorneys, doctors, and anti-abortion groups were among those participating in a task force that helped craft the law. Among those was Texas Alliance for Life, a group that opposes abortion except to save the mother’s life and also opposes euthanasia.

Joe Pojman, the group’s executive director, says they “strongly support” the law’s dispute resolution process. He says the law balances the family’s autonomy with doctors’ rights not to give interventions that cause harm or suffering.