By: Andrea Zelinski

Joe Pojman, executive director for the Texas Alliance for Life, which would typically agree ideologically with the caucus, saw four of his seven anti-abortion bills die at the hands of the Freedom Caucus.

He likened the legislative meltdown to a cross-country family road trip with three kids in the back seat. The caucus, he said, is the child who “will make everyone else miserable until they get their way … The unreasonable one will not be consoled.”

By: Andrea Zelinski |

SB 25 was brought to the Legislature in part by the Texas Alliance for Life, according to Joe Pojman, executive director of the organization which is active at the Capitol. “Texas would basically say that physicians are not accountable to a disability that they didn’t cause. That’s how we view it,” said Pojman, who added that the legislation is “consistent with the state’s policy of promoting childbirth over abortion.”

By: Bobby Cervantes

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.”