The reopening brings to 20 the number of abortion clinics in America’s second most-populous state. But that’s still down from 41 in 2012, and the facility could close again soon.
Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, said it’s “a terrible injustice to women seeking abortions because they should not be subjected to those lower safety standards” offered by Eldridge’s clinic.
Two Texas anti-abortion groups–Texans for Life and Texas Alliance for Life–oppose a shutdown over Planned Parenthood, and Republican leadership argues time is better spent investigating and exposing the the women’s health organization while redirecting its funding.
“Texas Alliance for Life is not asking for a government shutdown over the issue of defunding Planned Parenthood,” executive director Joe Pojman said in a statement. “Better options exist for achieving success.”
Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Dallas invited Ronda Kay Moreland, a Catholic anti-abortion activist from his district, and Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, will bring Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, an anti-abortion nonprofit.