By: Isabella Bass

“We bring in host committee organizations from all over the state who partner with us,” said communications director for Texas Alliance for Life Amy O’Donnell. “This year, we had over 60 organizations from across the state of Texas who joined us in putting this event on today.”

Speakers included 40 Days for Life Director of Medical Affairs and Education and Former Abortionist Dr. Haywood Robinson, M.D., Students for Life Texas Regional Coordinator Faith Elwonger, and Pregnancy Center of the Coastal Bend Executive Director Jana Pinson.

O’Donnell described one of the goals of the event as being to keep pro-life legislators in office, especially during upcoming election seasons.

“One of the things that we work hard to do is to educate Texans, and that includes doctors,” O’Donnell said. “We put out a lot of information in that regard.”

By: Adela Uchida

“That’s a tall order. If we could only truly eliminate rape, we definitely have penalties in the state of Texas or for people to be brought to trial who do rape people,” said Amy O’Donnell, spokeswoman for the Texas Alliance For Life. She says they support the lack of a rape exception in the Texas ban. “We stand in support of protecting all babies, even those conceived through the act of rape, and every child no matter the circumstance of their conception is worthy of life,” she said.

By: Melanie Torre

The Texas Alliance for Life pushed back saying any clarification on the law should come from the Texas Medical Board.

“We are here today because we support the pro-life laws in Texas and we believe the language is adequate to protect a mother’s life,” said Amy O’Donnell, communications director for the Texas Alliance for Life. The organization’s policy analyst, Deirdre Cooper, said she had been in the same shoes as some of the women suing the state, but she does not regret seeing her baby’s fatal trisomy 18 diagnosis to the end—even if her son did not survive.

“Abortion robs that child of the chance at life– no matter how short. It robs the child of the chance of a miracle or the chance that the medical diagnosis is wrong,” Cooper said. “People think these are such difficult situations, but I disagree. There is nothing difficult about not killing your child– no matter his diagnosis,” she added.

By: CBS Austin

The Texas Alliance for Life held the Texas Rally for Life on the south steps of the State Capitol on Saturday.

The rally is held annually and brings together pro-life advocates, faith leaders and elected officials from across the state. It lasted until 3 p.m. and was followed by a pro-life expo on the Capitol grounds.


Those measures could get lost in the shuffle of the state’s frantic 140-day, every-other-year session, if legislative leaders don’t consider them a priority. The state’s trigger law banning almost all abortions that went into effect last year “appears to be working very well,” said Joe Pojman, founder and executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, an anti-abortion group. In August 2022, three abortions were documented in the state, down from more 5,700 reported during the same month a year earlier, according to the most recent state data.

The top state House Republican said his priority is boosting support for new moms, for example, by extending postpartum Medicaid coverage to 12 months.

It’s “an opportunity for the Texas House to focus more than ever on supporting mothers and children,” said Republican House Speaker Dade Phelan.