Earlier this month, I was humbled to receive the Courageous Defense of Life award for my work on the Down Syndrome Information Act from the pro-life advocacy group Texas Alliance for Life. While it was a distinct honor to receive the award, I accepted it knowing that it takes all of us who are part of this movement to courageously defend every human life.
The Texas Alliance for Life noted in announcing the award “It is uncommon for a freshman member of the Legislature to take a leadership role in such controversial legislation, but that is exactly what Landgraf did.
Just over a year ago the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) began to release a series of undercover videos chronicling Planned Parenthood’s alarming practice of selling body parts of aborted victims– livers, kidneys, eyeballs, brains, and – for research. Not only are members of the public shocked by what we saw, so are pro-life state political leaders. They have begun to respond, and this article gives a summary of what has been done and what we can expect.
The numbers “are much smaller than what one would expect,” said Joe Pojman, the executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, in an interview with Politico, adding that the data “defies common sense.”
TAL has indicated its intention to push clinics to release data on abortion patients, in hopes of finding something to back their currently empty arguments.
The state clearly favors childbirth over abortion and should be able to promote that view point in its policies and brochure, said Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, a leading anti-abortion group. “It’s not supposed to be a peer-reviewed paper in a medical journal,” he said. “It’s for people that are under great stress and need to know their options.”
Joe Pojman, executive director of the Texas Alliance for Life, called on abortion providers to pick up the “nominal” fees associated with burials or cremations, which the state health commission confirmed would be the responsibility of the provider, not the state.