“We’re not recommending that the legislature pass any bill that would not withstand a federal court challenge,” Pojman said. “This is not a good time to challenge Roe v. Wade. The outcome is predictable.”
The dark money issue came up briefly when Joe Pojman, executive director of the anti-abortion group Texas Alliance for Life, urged legislators to require the disclosure of anonymous donors. “Some of these elections are decided by 30 votes or fewer. It makes a big difference,” Pojman said. “Expenditures are reported, but the donors are not. That’s a lack of transparency. That undermines confidence in the election process and in the elected officials who benefit from those ads.”
“We’re not happy,” said Joe Pojman of the Texas Alliance for Life. “We think it’s a step backward, not forward.”
Beverly Nuckols, 60, a New Braunfels family doctor who flew in for the arguments, said she was happy that a long and just process finally could be coming to an end. Nuckols said was hopeful about the ruling because she was confident in the law. “I believe we will get a tie,” she said.
“The reforms closed loopholes and increased protections for the minors from abuse,” Pojman said. “The Texas Supreme Court has faithfully implemented House Bill 3994 in a way that will best protect the well-being of minor girls.”