Joe Pojman, director of the anti-abortion lobby group Texas Alliance for Life, told the Senate committee that the law sends the message that a child “would have been better off had he or she been aborted.”
Julia Burns told the committee, “I have Down Syndrome. I was born with it. I am also, as you can see, a person. Period.” As she spoke those powerful words, the committee appeared surrounded by spectators with disabilities, who believed perhaps, “there but for the grace of God I might have been aborted”.
“My record speaks for itself, regardless of the spin or the lies told in this race — I remain true to the values of Bryan-College Station,” Raney said, reading off a list of endorsements from conservative groups including the National Rifle Association, Texas Alliance for Life and Texans for Lawsuit reform.
The foundation says Straus in 2005 and 2007 received 100 percent NARAL ratings. To the contrary, Straus got a 45 percent “pro-choice” NARAL rating in 2005. And while he got that “100” in 2007, that result was based entirely on the group concluding that Straus sided with it on a budget amendment when, records show, he was absent from the scored vote. On balance, we rate this claim Mostly False.
Also in 2011: Another review of Texas abortion facilities conducted by the pro-life group Texas Alliance for Life listed several disturbing violations cited by state health inspectors at Whole Woman’s Health in Beaumont. An inspection of WWH dated November 17, 2011, found a long list of violations including (among other things):