By: Claire Cain Miller

Abortion opponents say that fetuses, regardless of a fatal diagnosis, “deserve every chance at life,” said Amy O’Donnell, the communications director for Texas Alliance for Life.

“It is heart-wrenching for any parent to lose a child, and our sympathies go out to families who have experienced such loss,” she said. “Nevertheless, no disease, disability or disorder justifies abortion.”

By: Amber Gaudet

“As we celebrate this anniversary, we reaffirm our commitment to building a culture of life in Texas — to make abortion unthinkable as we educate Texans on the vast resources and support available to help women and families in need,” Texas Alliance for Life executive director Joe Pojman said in a statement. “The more women become aware of the resources available, the less likely they will be to seek chemical abortion drugs trafficked illegally into our state, putting their health, lives, and future fertility on the line, or travel out of state to end the life of their unborn child through abortion.”

By: Eleanor Klibanoff

“We can see that there are doctors in Texas who clearly understand that the law allows them to intervene [perform an abortion] to save a woman’s life,” said Amy O’Donnell with Texas Alliance for Life. “Not a single woman has lost their life, and no doctor has faced any kind of prosecution, lost their medical license or faced any penalties.”

By: Eduardo Cuevas

Amy O’Donnell, a spokesperson for Texas Alliance for Life, said the study’s findings didn’t come as a surprise. She said babies born with disabilities and even fatal anomalies deserve a chance at life, even if that means a newborn dies after birth from a condition doctors anticipated would be lethal. The death of a child is not easy, she acknowledged. She noted that her nonprofit offers resources for families grieving from such losses.

Amy O’Donnell, a spokesperson for Texas Alliance for Life, said the study’s findings didn’t come as a surprise. She said babies born with disabilities and even fatal anomalies deserve a chance at life, even if that means a newborn dies after birth from a condition doctors anticipated would be lethal. The death of a child is not easy, she acknowledged. She noted that her nonprofit offers resources for families grieving from such losses.

“In Texas, we celebrate every unborn child’s life saved. We treasure the fact that our laws are protecting women’s lives,” she said. “We don’t apologize for the fact that we don’t support discrimination against children facing disabilities or fatal diagnoses in or out of the womb. And that’s the line that we just believe should not be crossed.”

By: ELEANOR KLIBANOFF

“Our law allowed that doctor to intervene [perform an abortion] sooner, and so that’s not an issue with the law,” O’Donnell said. “Her story is heartbreaking, but it is not an outcome that’s based on Texas law, but just a doctor who didn’t perform the life-saving abortion.”