By: Matt Dotray

Is it constitutional?

Dr. Joe Pojman of Texas Alliance for Life, a statewide non-profit organization of people committed to protecting the fundamental right to life from conception until natural death, according to its website, is a statewide pro-life figure who came out against the ordinance earlier this week.

Pojman applauded the movement and the overall effort. He said he’s vehemently opposed to Planned Parenthood coming to Lubbock and hopes the citizens of Lubbock continue to protest it, and that the protesters are successful in closing Planned Parenthood’s doors. He said the State of Texas provides resources for women’s health services available outside of Planned Parenthood.

Pojman said he strongly respects State Sen. Charles Perry, the Lubbock Republican who’s helping lead the ordinance; Pojman said Perry earned their “Courageous Defense of Life” award.

However, Pojman believes this ordinance will not save a single baby from an abortion, and says there’s a risk this ordinance moves the pro-life cause backwards, not forwards. Pojman said there’s a right way to fight for pro-life causes, and he said that’s done at the federal and state level, not the city.

If this passes, Pojman expects the city to lose money and time defending the ordinance until it gets ruled unconstitutional.

“As someone who has been around on the scene for than three decades, I do not expect to see any silver bullet that is going to end the practice of abortions,” Pojman said. “A local ordinance or a state law that bans abortions immediately is not going to stop abortions. It has been tried many times and none of those work. We need votes on the Supreme Court who are willing to take a fresh lo at Roe v. Wade.”

Pojman said the courts will not let states or municipalities ban abortions under Roe v. Wade. He said that’s the reality, and he called that reality awful and tragic.

By: Charlie Butts

PRO-LIFEPro-lifers grateful for election winsFriday, November 6, 2020 | Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)
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pro-life balloonTuesday’s election results are sending a strong pro-life message to the U.S. House.

As the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List watches numbers on undecided races, speswoman Prudence Robertson says there are already reasons to celebrate.

“Several of our endorsed candidates have won,” she tells OneNewsNow. “There are 13 new pro-life women that have been elected to the House … there are eight races still to be called, and a lot of them are loing really good. 11 new pro-life women incumbents have won re-election.”

Radical abortion proponents still hold the majority in the House, but Robertson says the Democrats are taking notice

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“It’s a stunning blow to Nancy Pelosi and her pro-abortion agenda,” the pro-lifer asserts. “The message to Democrats is that we are not going to continue to let their extremism go unnoticed in the House, and we want them to work with us to pass common-sense limits on abortion that we in the pro-life movement have been working so hard to promote for so long.”

In addition, Susan B. Anthony List was watching hotly-contested Senate races, including Cindy-Hyde Smith (R) of Mississippi and Joni Ernst of Iowa (R) — both of whom handily won their re-election bids. Also, pro-life Cynthia Lummis (R) is being welcomed to serve as a new U.S. senator from Wyoming.

Meanwhile, one of the most pro-life states in the union has good reason to lo forward to their next legislative session.

Texas is celebrating the state Senate’s pro-life-dominated election results. In the Texas House, pro-life Republicans have retained their majority, which means a House speaker who is strong on the life issue will be elected to serve in that capacity.

Joe Pojman of the Texas Alliance for Life hopes both chambers will deal with certain measures in January.

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“Number one is a complete ban on abortion, The Human Life Protection Act,” he details. “It would protect unborn babies beginning at fertilization, and it would go into effect when and to the extent that the Supreme Court overturns Roe vs Wade.”

Pojman believes the court has enough conservative and life-affirming justices to do just that.

“We also must preserve promotion and funding for compassionate alternatives to abortion, including adoption,” he adds. “Texas is doing a much better job of that than any other state in the country.”

From the pro-life perspective, other positives from the election include Senator John Cornyn’s (R-TX) re-election and President Trump winning Texas’ 38 Electoral College votes.