By: MICAIAH BILGER

Joe Pojman Ph.D., the Texas Alliance for Life executive director, said the law is one way they hope to restore dignity to the unborn child.

“We understand that the Supreme Court prevents Texas from making abortion substantially difficult to obtain before viability, and this law does not do that,” Pojman said. “This law merely requires that the dignity of the unborn child is recognized after abortion and that their remains are not treated as medical waste.”

By: Deirdre Cooper

If abortion supporters truly don’t believe aborted unborn babies are human beings, why are they so opposed to pro-lifers transporting and burying those clumps of cells? What harm does it do to them, if they are not involved in the transport or burial of the remains anyway?

Texas has the right, and the duty, to respect the human dignity of all people, including the unborn. This right was recognized in Gonzales v. Carhart, the case that upheld the partial-birth abortion ban, where the Court insisted that states may express their “profound” respect for the dignity of the life of the unborn. That right does not allow them to take the abortion decision away from women, but it does allow states to require the bodies of aborted unborn babies to be treated humanely.

By: MICAIAH BILGER

Texas religious leaders gathered Thursday to bless an abortion clinic and its staff as a judge considers whether to allow the state to ban brutal dismemberment abortions on live unborn babies.

The pro-abortion clergy prayed at the Whole Woman’s Health abortion facility in Fort Worth, Texas, blessing its staff and patients, saying prayers and singing “Hallelujah,” according to the Daily Caller.

The Texas abortion chain is one of the groups challenging the state dismemberment abortion ban. It also has a poor reputation for patient health and safety, racking up dozens of health and safety violations in the past decade. They include things like failures to properly sterilize equipment, rusty spots on medical equipment that had the “likelihood of causing infection,” rips in exam tables and .

Kentina Washington-Leapheart, the director of reproductive justice and sexuality education at the Religious Institute, said they chose to bless this particular abortion clinic because it sees a lot of minority women and women in poverty.

“Women seeking an abortion are largely women of faith. They’re not having an abortion in spite of their faith, it’s in many ways informing the decision they make,” Washington-Leapheart told the Texas Observer. “They have a God-given right to make decisions about their life.”

“There are progressive people of faith, even in Texas,” Washington-Leapheart continued. “We’re trying to say [the extreme right’s] narrative isn’t the only narrative related to faith.”

“When thinking about access, we have to think about how race and class impact access,” she said.

Whole Woman’s Health runs four abortion facilities in Texas and several others in Maryland, Minnesota and Illinois. It also recently applied to open a new abortion facility in Indiana. State inspection reports obtained by Texas Alliance for Life in 2013 and new inspection reports released this fall showed dozens of violations that threatened the health and safety of its patients, including lack of sterilization of abortion instruments, lack of an RN or LVN on staff, rusty suction machines and expired and unlabeled medications.

By: Steven Ertelt

Joe Pojman, executive director for Texas Alliance for Life, said cities and counties in Texas still are allowed to make contracts with abortion groups using taxpayer dollars. He said these contracts even could directly fund the killing of unborn babies in abortions.

He pointed to the city of Austen as an example; the city currently has a contract with Planned Parenthood to teach sex education and STD prevention. While the taxpayer money does not directly go to abortions, money is fungible; and any tax money that goes to an abortion group frees up other money for their abortion business.

By: Micaiah Bilger

The abortion chain has a long history of misconduct and violations of Texas health and safety regulations. State inspection reports obtained by Texas Alliance for Life showed dozens of violations that threatened the health and safety of its patients, including lack of sterilization of abortion instruments, lack of an RN or LVN on staff, rusty suction machines, and expired and unlabeled medications.