By: ABBY LIVINGSTON

“Since he was announced we have been big fans of Judge Kavanaugh’s, and that continues,” said Joe Pojman, the executive director of Texas Alliance for Life. “We are very understanding that the Senate Judiciary Committee will have another day of hearings to address the allegations, but we remain confident that Judge Kavanaugh will be a very good justice on the Supreme Court.”

“This has happened very quickly,” he added. “We haven’t talked to our donors and supporters, but I will say not a single individual has called to ask us to reconsider our position on Judge Kavanaugh.”

Pojman remained confident that Cruz will carry the day in November, citing a new Quinnipiac poll that showed Cruz leading O’Rourke by nine points.

By: Samantha Gobba

Joe Pojman, director of Texas Alliance for Life, told me he disagreed with Ezra’s opinion that the Texas law places an unconstitutional burden on women seeing an abortion.

“There are dozens of funeral services and burial services providers who have stepped forward saying they will work with any hospital to provide free funeral services or burial services,” Pojman said. “Judge Ezra did not give that significant weight in his opinion, unfortunately.”

In July, attorneys for the abortion providers suing the state agreed to a pre-trial court order that “they will not seek to introduce evidence concerning the monetary cost of compliance with the challenged laws, including the cost of collection, storage, transportation, and disposal of embryonic and fetal tissue remains.”

The stipulation came from evidence presented in court that showed the requirements would add between $.50 and $1.50 to the cost of each abortion.

“We have dozens of providers who are willing to help,” Pojman said. “Cost is not an issue. There’s just really no reason that this can’t go into effect. I think the plaintiffs’ main concern is that the state of Texas is recognizing the unborn child is a baby who has dignity that should be recognized.”

By: Chris Woodward

Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, says the law wouldn’t have hindered access to abortion. The office of the Texas AG agrees.

“This law did not at all impact a woman’s right to obtain an abortion,” adds Mateer. “What it dealt with was how do you take care of the remains from such an abortion. [For example], are you allowed … under current law to throw them in the trash, to show disrespect for the unborn? What this law did instead was say that you had to treat the unborn remains with dignity and respect.”

By: Jim Forsyth

Pro-life groups like the Texas Alliance for Life lobbied hard for the law, arguing that it was a way to add dignity to the procedure.

“We understand that the Supreme Court prevents Texas from making abortion substantially difficult to obtain before viability, and this law does not do that,” said Joe Pojman Ph.D., Texas Alliance for Life Executive Director. “Regardless of whether this law goes into effect, the unfortunate reality is that abortion will remain readily available in Texas and will occur tens of thousands of times every year. This law merely requires that the dignity of the unborn child is recognized after abortion and that their remains are not treated as medical waste.”

By: Marissa Evans

Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, an anti-abortion group, said that he is not surprised by Ezra’s ruling but believes Paxton’s office defended the law well. He to issue with Ezra saying access to abortion would be hindered.

“Absolutely not true,” Pojman said. “If the law were to go into effect, abortion would remain regularly available.”

By: Manny Fernandez

“Regardless of whether this law goes into effect, the unfortunate reality is that abortion will remain readily available in Texas and will occur tens of thousands of times every year,” said Joe Pojman, executive director of the anti-abortion group Texas Alliance for Life. “This law merely requires that the dignity of the unborn child is recognized after abortion and that their remains are not treated as medical waste.”