By: Andrea Zelinski

Joe Pojman, executive director for the Texas Alliance for Life, which would typically agree ideologically with the caucus, saw four of his seven anti-abortion bills die at the hands of the Freedom Caucus.

He likened the legislative meltdown to a cross-country family road trip with three kids in the back seat. The caucus, he said, is the child who “will make everyone else miserable until they get their way … The unreasonable one will not be consoled.”

By: Marissa Evans

Joe Pojman, executive director for Texas Alliance for Life, said “low-income women deserve better care than Planned Parenthood is willing or able to provide.” He said he found than 150 providers within 20 miles of Planned Parenthood’s South Austin Health Center by using the Healthy Texas Women Program’s on search tool.

“We don’t think agencies that promote abortion or are synonymous with abortion should be ambassadors for the state’s women’s health programs,” Pojman said. “That’s not consistent with the state’s mission to promote childbirth as an alternative to abortion.”

By: Chuck Lindell

But Joe Pojman, head of the Texas Alliance for Life, which also opposes abortion, said Tuesday that it’s too early to sound the alarm.

The House State Affairs Committee, he said, has already passed significant abortion reforms, including a ban on using fetal tissue from abortions for medical research, stricter reporting of abortion complications and a ban on any state funding for abortion providers.

In addition, abortion-related bills passed by the Senate have a later dead for House votes, extending the time for action.

“It’s all very doable,” Pojman said. “I think we’re on task to have another sensational session.”

By: Bob Allen

The Baptist General Convention of Texas joined the Texans for Life Coalition, Texas Alliance for Life and Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops in an April 18 press conference voicing support for 15 bills before the state House and Senate seeking to restrict abortion.

“We are honored to be here with these pro-life legislators and these groups to support a culture of life in Texas and to help defend life,” Kathryn Freeman, director of public policy for the BGCT Christian Life Commission, said in the early morning press conference at the state Capitol.

By: Ken Camp / Managing Editor

The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission joined the Texas Alliance for Life, the Texans for Life Coalition and the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops in supporting what proponents call “a thoughtful package of pro-life legislation” in the Texas House of Representatives.

The bills would ban partial-birth abortions and wrongful birth lawsuits, stop state and local governments from contracting with abortion providers, regulate how the remains of an aborted fetus may be treated, increase criminal penalties for forced abortions on human trafficking victims, improve reporting of abortion complications and reclassify ectopic pregnancies to ensure their treatment is not reported as abortion.

By: Theodore Bunker

Texas’ conservative lawmakers aren’t waiting for the Supreme Court after losing a major abortion case before the highest court last year, the state legislature is loing to unleash four dozen anti-abortion bills.

“We have made tremendous gains,” Joe Pojman, head of the Texas Alliance for Life, told Politico. He added that he sees “huge progress” when loing at abortion trends.