By: Maggie Glynn

But pro-life groups said there are clinics that can help.

“We have than 200 pro-life pregnancy resource centers and all those services are free, and their goal is to make women have alternatives to abortion. Our goal is that no woman would seek an abortion because she has no alternatives,” Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life said Wednesday.

By: Brice Helms

Supporters of these anti-abortion bills say the restrictions imposed in the bills will save lives.

“It really shows a reverence and a prioritizing of protecting innocent human life while continuing to promote compassionate alternatives to abortion,” said Joe Pojam, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life.

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Pojam said his organization would continue to promote compassionate alternatives even if the bills become law.

“If the state is allowed to protect unborn babies from abortion, those women have vast resources, and it’s just a question of letting them know that,” he said.

He added that Texas Alliance for Life had resources available for pregnant mothers in need.

For the seven bills to be signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott, they would first have to be passed by the majority Republican Texas State House of Representatives.

By: Russell Falcon

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Hundreds showed up to participate in the 2021 Texas Rally for Life caravan on Saturday, to protest the legality of abortion in the United States.

Some Central Texans joined the of drivers going around the Texas State Capitol, honking their horns and displaying signs on their vehicles. Others gathered in front of Capitol grounds with signs that read “Abolish Abortion” and “We are the pro-life generation.”

By: 'Texas Rally for Life' draws demonstrators to State Capitol | KAGS

Starting at 2 p.m., a livestream began from a stage within sight of the Capitol. Those continuing to caravan can listen to the event’s broadcast on The Bridge at 101.1 FM and 1120 AM.

A recorded message from Gov. Greg Abbott was shown and a special proclamation was read. Other notable speakers included State Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels), Bishop Joe Vasquez with the Catholic Diocese of Austin and Abby Johnson, a former clinic director for Planned Parenthood.

Participating organizations included the Texas Alliance for Life, Young Conservatives of Texas and dozens of others.

By: Chloe Atkins

In Texas, where Republicans control the Legislature and the governorship, lawmakers have filed a flurry of bills to prohibit access. One measure, HB 69, would outlaw abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy except when the woman’s life is at risk. Current state law prohibits abortions after 20 weeks.

Texas legislators are also considering a so-called trigger law, which would ban abortion if the Supreme Court were to overturn Roe v. Wade. At least 10 states have passed similar measures, including Arkansas, Kentucky and Louisiana.

“Folks are feeling emboldened,” said Joe Pojman, executive director of the Texas Alliance for Life. “There is general optimism that something can get done, and the legislators want to show the world that they are pro-life.”