“In the wake of Roe, legal abortion in our nation has claimed the lives of than 60 million unborn children and has hurt countless women and men,” said the official Texas Alliance for Life website.
One week after the 45th anniversary of Roe versus Wade, thousands of pro-life marchers filled the capitol steps advocating for an end to abortion.
Knights of Columbus from across the city, student-led religious groups and legislators rallied in front of the south steps. d in front of the capitol were pro-choice protestors, including the Texas Handmaids who symbolize reproductive women’s rights.
“Years ago, I held a little baby in my arms and months before that her mother had a talk to staff at an emergency pregnancy crisis center and after having a conversation with that staff the mother decided against abortion and decided to give her baby a chance at life,” Abbott said.
Abbott spe of the pro-life legislative milestones. In 2017 two bills were signed into law.
Governor Greg Abbott also proclaimed January 22nd, the anniversary of Roe V. Wade, to be the “Sanctity of Life Day” in Texas.
State Representative Byron Co also said winning their fight against abortion is closer than ever before, “The new administration in Washington may prove to be the most pro-life administration of our lifetime,” he said to cheering crowd.
Joe Pojman with Texas Alliance for Life helped fight for the changes. “The legislature cannot protect that baby and the mother from abortion but at least the legislature can require that the remains can be treated in a humane and dignified manner,” Pojman said.
During the hearing, Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, suggested that abortion providers should absorb any “nominal increase” in costs associated with the cremation or burial rule as some funeral homes and cemeteries do in cases of miscarriages.
“Wrongful birth lawsuits are when the parents of a child born with disabilities sue the doctor and the hospital because they feel they were not properly informed of the child’s disability in time to have an abortion, even though the doctor is not responsible for the disability at all,” said Joe Pojman with the Texas Alliance for Life.