By: Micaiah Bilger

The proposed ordinance, Proposition A, came from pro-abortion groups and basically would have legalized the killing of unborn babies in abortions in San Antonio.

However, the ballot measure failed by a huge margin Saturday with 72 percent of voters opposed, according to the Texas Tribune.

Amy O’Donnell, communications director at Texas Alliance for Life, celebrated the victory after her organization spent months working to defeat the proposal.

“We are tremendously pleased to see that San Antonio voters have defeated Prop A so decisively,” O’Donnell said. “Prop A would have been tragic for unborn children and victims of trafficking who would have been left without the protection from abortion they deserve by San Antonio police.”

By: Frank Pavone

At the Austin rally, we listened to Dr. Joe Pojman, founder and director of Texas Alliance for Life. And as he spoke these words, I’m sure I wasn’t the only one in the crowd who realized we were living a dream come true.

He mentioned that Roe has been reversed and children can again be protected in law. He called it “an unmitigated victory…,” and it is.

By: Micaiah Bilger

Cypress Rep. Tom Oliverson, interim GOP House caucus chair, said the fact that Republicans maintained control of state government in the November elections, when Democrats made the state’s abortion ban a central line of attack, shows that voters feel they’re on the right track.

“I can tell you confidently from my community’s perspective,” he said, “that the overwhelming majority of them are very OK with the law as written.”

Texas Right to Life, the Texas Alliance for Life and other pro-life organizations are calling for legislation to ensure that unborn babies are being protected in the state.

“Simply because abortion is illegal in statute doesn’t mean it’s actually being followed everywhere in the state,” Texas Right to Life president John Seago told the news outlet. “We want to pass several bills that will address some of the new lawless trends that we have seen in the last 18 months.”

Pro-life leaders estimate that tens of thousands of babies have been saved from abortion since the Texas heartbeat law went into effect.

By: Allie Morris

In recent television interviews, Patrick suggested the idea of adding more exemptions lacks broad support among Senate Republicans. Last fall, Phelan told The Texas Tribune that the House might revise the abortion ban, but he did not know how the chamber would vote on adding more exemptions.

The state’s most prominent anti-abortion groups — Texas Right to Life and Texas Alliance for Life — are firmly against rolling back any part of the abortion ban, their leaders told The Dallas Morning News. Instead, the groups are supporting a variety of proposals to tighten enforcement.

Rep. Candy Noble, R-Lucas, has filed legislation to prohibit state and local governments from providing any logistical support to assist women in getting an abortion, including child care, lodging or travel. Rep. Jared Patterson, R-Frisco, filed a bill to block businesses from receiving tax subsidies if they help employees in leaving the state to get abortions.

Neither bill has attracted co-sponsors.

By: Steven Ertelt

Texas Alliance for Life’s Executive Director, Joe Pojman also pointed out the huge pro-life victories in Texas.

“Texas remains a pro-life state. All statewide elected officials endorsed by our PAC prevailed by decisive margins, including Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, and Attorney General Ken Paxton. This was despite the well-funded efforts of their opponents to frighten voters by misrepresenting the effects of pro-life laws that Texas has recently passed,” he told LifeNews.

“That is especially true of various mischaracterizations of the Human Life Protection Act, HB 1280, which began protecting unborn children from abortion beginning at conception shortly after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Opponents falsely claimed the law prevents appropriate treatment of certain rare but serious complications from pregnancy that threaten the mothers’ lives, which we quickly refuted,” Pojman said. “Of special note are the results of the re-election campaigns of the House and Senate authors of HB 1280, Rep. Giovanni Capriglione (R-Southlake) and Sen. Angela Paxton (R-McKinney). We look forward to continuing to work with them and the many other pro-life legislators to protect innocent human life in Texas moving forward.”

“Thanks to largely successful election results in Congressional races, Texas will send to the U.S. House 26 pro-life members (out of 38) in 2023, up from 24 of 36 members,” Pojman noted.

By: Steven Ertelt

A state pro-life group also applauded the legislature for advancing the pro-life measure.

“We strongly support the chemical abortion safety protocols in SB 4,” said Texas Alliance for Life’s executive director Joe Pojman, Ph.D. “Texas needs this bill to assure that chemical abortions are performed under the supervision of a physician and with adequate safety protocols.”

Pojman told that not only do abortion pills end the lives of unborn babies but they also hurt women, as dozens of women have died and thousands have been injured.

He said the need for this bill is demonstrated by the fact that chemical abortions result in a 20% complication rate for women, four-time higher than surgical abortions, according to a highly credible study published by the ACOG. Complications include incomplete abortion resulting in baby body parts or placenta remaining in the uterus, future miscarriage and stillbirth from unmanaged Rh factor, and hemorrhaging and death from undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy.

Pojman added that the number of babies losing their lives to the abortion drug is on the rise.

Ever since the Obama-Biden administration relaxed the RU-486 safety protocols in 2016, the numbers of chemical abortion abortions have rapidly increased in Texas — from 5,000 in 2014 to 28,000 in 2020, nearly a six-fold increase. Chemical abortions now account for 53% of all abortions in Texas, according to data from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

“Now the Biden-Harris Administration is threatening to remove the FDA’s current in-person dispensing requirement. The physician visit is critically important for protecting the health and safety of women at abortion facilities,” said Pojman. “Even worse, activist organizations and academic institutions are promoting mail-order abortions, without any direct supervision of a physician, putting women’s very lives at risk. For example, Project SANA at the University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs brazenly advocates for ‘self-managed abortions’ while several online organizations will mail abortion pills on demand.”