By: Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Pojman doesn’t expect Planned Parenthood to make headway in the Republican-dominated Texas Legislature, whose members have already vowed to propose new abortion restrictions next year.

“If they’re looking to gut any of our substantive informed-consent laws, including the sonogram laws, or prohibitions for funding for elective abortions or other protective measures that have been passed over the last 20 years, I would call this a publicity stunt,” he said of Planned Parenthood. “None of those attempts to repeal any of those laws would have any chance whatsoever.”


“The reason we don’t recommend that state legislatures pass complete bans on abortion at this time is the Supreme Court will very quickly strike them down and the states end up paying attorneys’ fees to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers,” said Joe Pojman, executive director of the Texas Alliance for Life. “We have to wait until the time is right.”

By: Charlie Butts

“Our attorneys and our physicians are going to pour over this 100-plus-page decision, and we’ll see if it’s possible to do anything to raise the standard of care at these substandard abortion facilities,” he vows. “Their operating rooms are not even sterile – [so] we’ll see what’s possible and make recommendations when the Texas legislature meets in January.”