“SB 8 represents an attempt by the Legislature to protect unborn babies from abortion even before Roe is overturned,” said Joe Pojman, Texas Alliance for Life’s executive director. “For now, that law remains in effect. Regardless of whether the courts allow that law to continue, we hope the Supreme Court will reverse the terrible Roe v. Wade precedent so states can completely protect unborn babies from the tragedy of abortion.”
But some people in Texas have been pleased with the effects of the law so far.
Joe Pojman, the executive director of the Texas Alliance for Life, is a staunch supporter. “We consider each day to be a victory because at least some unborn children’s lives are being protected,” Pojman said. The abortion advocates left Washington with various thoughts about the future of abortion rights in the U.S.
Joe Pojman, the executive director of the anti-abortion group Texas Alliance for Life, said that with the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases projected to rise, healthcare providers’ highest priority must be treating patients who test positive and whose lives are at risk.
“That is a reality and these abortion providers need to get in tune with the reality of this crisis,” Pojman said. “Doing otherwise puts them totally out of the mainstream with what’s happening and puts patients at risk — patients who need life-saving procedures and need treatment for this virus.”
The anti-abortion group Texas Alliance for Life also tweeted Sunday that the executive order applies to abortions.
Under the executive order meant to increase hospital capacity to combat the novel coronavirus’ spread, physicians will have the discretion to suspend procedures that aren’t immediately medically necessary to correct a serious medical condition or to preserve the life of a patient, Abbott said Sunday.
Anti-abortion group Texas Alliance for Life, the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops and eight other Texas groups filed a brief in support of Co Children’s and the Texas Advance Directives Act on Tuesday.
And while groups like Texas Right to Life, which has provided legal assistance to Tinslee’s family, argue the law should be done away with from a moral perspective, other anti-abortion groups, like Texas Alliance for Life, support the law. In a statement on Tinslee’s case, the group said the act was “good public policy and constitutional.”