“Violence is not a solution to violence, and we consider abortion to very much be a violent act,” said Amy O’Donnell, communications director for Texas Alliance for Life.
O’Donnell pointed to the state’s Alternatives to Abortion program, which is allotted more than $100 million to crisis pregnancy centers, maternity homes, and adoption agencies, as a resource to help women experiencing domestic violence.
“As imperfect as our systems are, the state of Texas does have a responsibility, as well as the pro-life movement, to do everything possible to help any woman in a domestic violence situation or a rape/incest situation and her unborn child to get out of any abusive situations and move forward and support them in choosing life,” O’Donnell said.
Advocates want victims to know the recent Supreme Court ruling doesn’t change the fact that they still have options.
“Survivors shouldn’t believe the lie that help is not available to them, because it is,” Shetter said.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 800-799-7233. Those looking for help can also call or text the Genesis Women’s Shelter hotline at 214-946-4357. You can reach One Safe Place at 817-916-4323.