Topics We Cover On This Episode
[3:49] Shawn breaks down the background of Dr.Joe Pojman
[6:45] Why Dr. Joe loves the 40 Days for Life Podcast
[8:50] Dr. Joe debunks a few Pro-Life movement stereotypes
[11:39] How Dr. Joe successfully lobbied for Pro-Life legislation during a Pro-Abortion Administration
[15:39] How the legislative side of the Pro-Life movement impacts the Pro-Life movement as a whole
[18:17] All the ways in which the current political climate affects Pro-Life legislation
[21:14] How the spotlight of Pro-Life legislation hurts the abortion industry
[26:43] What America would look like if Roe v. Wade is overturned
[28:48] What motivates Dr. Joe to persevere in the effort to end abortion
Topics We Cover On This Episode
Según Joe Pojman, director ejecutivo de Alianza para la Vida de Texas, una organización antiabortista con sede en Austin, es de esperar que en 2019 la Asamblea Legislativa estatal, que inicia un nuevo periodo de sesiones en enero, siga imponiendo restricciones a la interrupción voluntaria del embarazo.
“En 2017 se aprobaron un total de 10 proyectos de ley relacionados a la lucha contra el aborto, mostrando la solidez y liderazgo nacional de Texas en su esfuerzo por salvar vidas”, indicó Pojman a Efe través de un mensaje de texto.
Love began lobbying in 1999 at the encouragement of Joe Pojman, executive director of anti-abortion group Texas Alliance for Life. Love has “an inexhaustible energy when it comes to defending unborn babies,” Pojman said this spring. The two met through Pojman’s wife, who is Love’s patient. (“He caught all of my babies when they came out,” Pojman said, laughing.) They’ve worked together since — Pojman calls Love “around the clock” to discuss strategy; Love reaches out for lobbying tips.
Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, told me that, overall, the Healthy Texas Women program is flourishing. He rejected the common criticism among pro-abortion people that no amount of effort can replace Planned Parenthood.
Pojman pointed out that federally qualified health centers and certified physicians offices greatly outnumber Planned Parenthood centers, especially in rural areas. Dublin, Texas, a rural town of 3,605 people outside Fort Worth, has no Planned Parenthood facilities but boasts 57 Healthy Texas Women–participating providers. Austin has more than 100 certified Healthy Texas Women clinics, compared to three Planned Parenthood locations.
“By all measures, [the state is] serving more low-income women,” Pojman said. “They have more low-income women enrolled, they have more providers enrolled than ever before, and the state is spending funding in general on women’s health services at a historically high level.” He added, “At Planned Parenthood, a woman will not see a physician unless she is there for an abortion. So these women are typically getting much better care.”
Losing The Heidi Group, he said, is not going to hamper Texas’ efforts to redirect funding from abortion providers to other health centers.
The controversial Texas Advance Directives Act, passed in 1999, allows doctors in Texas to stop life-sustaining treatment, after a 10-day waiting period, even over the wishes of the patient’s family.
Texas Alliance for Life’s Executive Director Dr. Joe Pojman said they, and other legitimate pro-life organizations, do accept the concept of brain death.
“So sad for this family. It’s a tragic case. They’re doing everything they can, understandably, to try to help their daughter. The simple reality is that the daughter is no longer with us. And, there’s nothing that can be done to change that,” said Pojman. “The family is struggling to find a solution. But, the reality is this poor girl, Peyton, is clinically, medically and legally dead.”
Reportedly, more than two dozen facilities were asked to take her, but have refused.
“Death, including brain death, is a condition that everyone will eventually reach. We are very sad for Payton’s family who are no doubt experiencing immense grief,” said Pojman.