By: Mary Tuma

At the hearing, a stream of anti-choice speakers with Texas Alliance for Life, the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, and Texas Right to Life applauded the measure as a move toward “dignity” and “respect,” and used graphic language to describe fetal disposal. “It is unconscionable to grind and flush an unborn child … like they’re mere medical waste,” said TAL’s Joe Pojman.

By: Marissa Evans

Joe Pojman, executive director for the Texas Alliance for Life, an anti-abortion group, said reproductive rights groups were “crying wolf” about the potential impacts on women. He said the costs would likely be minimal and partly why his group was suggesting abortion providers absorb the cost out of compassion for patients. He said the proposed rule was not about families being forced to have funerals.

“We’re talking about the difference between a landfill or cemetery for the final disposition of ashes,” Pojman said.

By: Kelsey Jukam

“It is unconscionable that anyone would defend the grinding and flushing of the bodies of unborn babies who are victims of abortion down the drain and into a city sewer system as if they were mere medical waste,” said John Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life. “That method of the disposition of the remains should be banned, as the proposed rules do.”