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.

By: Kaley Johnson

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.”

By: Tessa Weinberg

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.


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.”

By: Star-Telegram Editorial Board

Empower Texans got down and dirty as its backers attempted to unseat Texas House Republicans Charlie Geren of Fort Worth and Giovanni Capriglione of Southlake. They launched attack ads that attempted to deceive voters about Geren’s ties to a lobbyist — his wife — and wrongly claimed Capriglione was not strongly anti-abortion.

An anti-abortion group, Texas Alliance for Life, defended Capriglione. Then the candidate outed Empower Texans in a letter to voters saying: “When I was first elected my opponent’s funding source would send me an e each day telling me how to vote. I refused to simply ‘go along to get along’ and follow their directives.”