By: Audrey Morton

Texas Alliance for Life Executive Director Dr. Joe Pojman said the goal of the current law is to encourage communication between the doctor and patient or patient’s family when the patient is terminally ill.

“We do not believe that the law should require that a doctor be forced to provide an intervention that will actually harm the patient,” said Pojman.

He said families could demand a medical intervention could actually harm the patient.

“In these very rare cases, the goal of this law is to get doctors and patients and their families talking together. And, most of the time, that works very well,” said Pojman.

By: admin

One group, the Texas Alliance for Life, opposes Tinderholt’s measure, saying the change would run afoul of the U.S. Supreme Court’s backing of abortions of nonviable fetuses. Also, the group notes, Texas didn’t prosecute a single woman for receiving an abortion in the century-plus before the high court legalized abortion nationally in 1973.

Another anti-abortion group, Texans for Life, “opposes criminalizing or penalizing women as it only protects the abortionist,” its president, Kyleen Wright, advised in an e. Elizabeth Graham of Texas Right to Life stopped short of endorsing the proposed ban, but otherwise said in an e that the group is working closely with Tinderholt.

By: CLARICE SILBER Associated Press

Leach, who chairs the House committee that held a public hearing on the measure, known as House Bill 896, said in a statement posted on that the bill would not advance. Prominent anti-abortion groups in Texas have also come out against the measure, including the Texas Alliance for Life, which noted that no states prosecuted women before the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.


The legislation received pushback not only from supporters of reproductive rights, but also from anti-abortion groups, the Dallas Morning News reported. The Texas Alliance for Life opposed the bill on the grounds that it violates Roe v. Wade, according to the Dallas Morning News, while Texans for Life told the newspaper that it “opposes criminalizing or penalizing women as it only protects the abortionist.”

By: Alanna Vagianos

Otra organización antiabortista de Texas llamada Texas Alliance for Life también se opone al proyecto de ley. El director ejecutivo, doctor Joe Pojman, dijo al HuffPost que la organización no apoya el proyecto de ley porque “tiene pocas opciones de sobrevivir el desafió de un tribunal federal debido a que viola la jurisprudencia de la Corte Suprema”.