Joe Pojman, executive director of the anti-abortion group Texas Alliance for Life, said at the time that he believed the cancer screening program funds could be used to supplement abortion. “They definitely can be using the money to promote abortion as a method of family planning,” he said. Planned Parenthood officially stopped receiving funds from the Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening program in September.
“The Texas Supreme Court has faithfully implemented House Bill 3994 in a way that will best protect the well being of minor girls,” Pojman said.
On Tuesday night, Texas Alliance for Life executive director Joe Pojman praised the state Supreme Court’s new rules for judicial bypass applications, saying in a statement, “The Texas Supreme Court has faithfully implemented House Bill 3994 in a way that will best protect the well being of minor girls.”
The Texas Supreme Court’s new judicial bypass rules have stripped young abused women of their constitutional right to a safe, legal abortion, say advocates who participated in the recent advisory committee process.
HB 3994 was one of five major pro-life bills and numerous other pro-life provisions passed in 2015.
H.R. 3762 would cut off nearly 90% of the federal funds that go to Planned Parenthood — about $400 million! This is a special kind of bill called a “reconciliation bill” that CANNOT BE FILIBUSTERED in the U.S. Senate. The U.S. House passed it on October 23.