However, Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, labelled the court’s decision a “short-term loss, but not necessarily a long-term loss”.
“This does not protect the health and safety of women who are undergoing abortion,” said Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life. “”This is definitely a short-term loss, but not necessarily a long- term loss.”
Ken Lambrecht expected a spike in calls to his Dallas abortion clinic the day after a dozen other facilities closed across the state, but he wasn’t prepared for the surge the week after – a flood of calls, many from women desperate for help and suddenly hundreds of miles from the nearest open clinic.
“Abortion totals will likely drop compared to before HB 2, just as abortions dropped with the implementation of the Sonogram Law two years ago. The pro-life movement can now focus our lifesaving efforts of prayer and sidewalk counseling at seven rather than dozens of locations. And abortions at ASCs are less likely to be performed in a manner that endangers the health and safety of women. All of these are important to the pro-life movement, which cares for mothers and babies.”