By: Charlie Butts

Amy O’Donnell of Texas Alliance for Life sees that as something to celebrate.

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“We consider it a victory that pro-life laws are resulting in lives saved,” she tells AFN. “Those babies will grow up to be productive citizens of the United States, and we celebrate that 32,000 babies are alive today because we have laws to protect life across the country.”

Still, O’Donnell says the study perpetuates the lie that women need abortion access to compete academically, vocationally, athletically, or in other ways.

“That is mistaken,” she asserts. “In the last 30 years, when abortion rates have fallen dramatically, women’s progress has advanced dramatically. In reality, women don’t need abortion to advance in this country.”

Liberal media suggests pro-life laws are laws for forced pregnancies, but O’Donnell points out that most abortions are not sought in cases of rape. They are sought as a form of birth control after a consensual encounter.

By: Chris Woodward

Amy O’Donnell, communications director at Texas Alliance for Life, says, “Our hearts go out to the women, but we will keep doing everything that we need to do to protect life and keep any weakening exceptions from being added on to our laws in Texas.”

“It’s unfortunate that the Center for Reproductive Rights is using these women’s truly heartbreaking stories to try to gain political ground to increase the number of abortions that can happen in the state of Texas beyond what the legislature allows,” O’Donnell adds.

By: Charlie Butts

While she acknowledges that some women are going out of state for abortions, Amy O’Donnell of Texas Alliance for Life points out that real help is freely available to those who are choosing life for their babies.

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“We need to educate women about the vast resources we have available to them in Texas so that they know that there is help, that there is support, and that they don’t have to walk through an unplanned pregnancy on their own,” O’Donnell tells AFN.

As the state legislature goes into session early next month, she asserts that pro-lifers will “work to keep the gains that we’ve made and prevent our law from being weakened or abolished.”

“We’ll also continue to promote the expansion of the vast resources that Texas offers to women facing planned or unplanned pregnancies,” O’Donnell adds.

A bill has been introduced for a constitutional amendment to undo all of the state’s pro-life laws, and O’Donnell recalls a headline declaring that Texans would not even have a chance to vote on it.