Joe Pojman, executive director of the Texas Alliance for Life, said in a statement that the FDA changes do — contrary to what people like Grossman and Dr. Hal Lawrence, the CEO of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, have said — endanger women’s health.
The anti-abortion group Texas Alliance for Life said the updated protocols, “move Texas backward, not forward.”
But Joe Pojman, executive director for the Texas Alliance for Life, said that by changing its standards the FDA had “moved Texas backward in protecting the health of women.” Pojman said that requiring the pills to be taken under the direct supervision of a doctor diminishes the chances of potentially life-threatening complications.
“We’re not happy,” said Joe Pojman of the Texas Alliance for Life. “We think it’s a step backward, not forward.”
“We regret that the FDA appears to be increasing the risk to the health and safety of women undergoing drug-induced abortions in their attempt to make those abortions cheaper and easier for abortion facilities to provide,” said Joe Pojman, executive director of the Texas Alliance for Life. “The FDA’s actions move Texas backward, not forward.”
Women in El Paso can just go to New Mexico for an abortion, Joe Pojman, the executive director of the Texas Alliance for Life, said earlier this month. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg pointed out that New Mexico does not have restrictions like Texas’. Anti-choicers, who claim that HB 2 is about protecting women from unsafe abortion practices, seem willing to send women to a state that engages in those very practices, as long as they get their way in Texas, Ginsburg said.