By: Charlie Butts

Meanwhile, one of the most pro-life states in the union has good reason to lo forward to their next legislative session.

Texas is celebrating the state Senate’s pro-life-dominated election results. In the Texas House, pro-life Republicans have retained their majority, which means a House speaker who is strong on the life issue will be elected to serve in that capacity.

Joe Pojman of the Texas Alliance for Life hopes both chambers will deal with certain measures in January.

“Number one is a complete ban on abortion, The Human Life Protection Act,” he details. “It would protect unborn babies beginning at fertilization, and it would go into effect when and to the extent that the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade.”

Pojman believes the court has enough conservative and life-affirming justices to do just that.

“We also must preserve promotion and funding for compassionate alternatives to abortion, including adoption,” he adds. “Texas is doing a much better job of that than any other state in the country.”

By: Charlie Butts

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pro-life balloonTuesday’s election results are sending a strong pro-life message to the U.S. House.

As the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List watches numbers on undecided races, speswoman Prudence Robertson says there are already reasons to celebrate.

“Several of our endorsed candidates have won,” she tells OneNewsNow. “There are 13 new pro-life women that have been elected to the House … there are eight races still to be called, and a lot of them are loing really good. 11 new pro-life women incumbents have won re-election.”

Radical abortion proponents still hold the majority in the House, but Robertson says the Democrats are taking notice

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“It’s a stunning blow to Nancy Pelosi and her pro-abortion agenda,” the pro-lifer asserts. “The message to Democrats is that we are not going to continue to let their extremism go unnoticed in the House, and we want them to work with us to pass common-sense limits on abortion that we in the pro-life movement have been working so hard to promote for so long.”

In addition, Susan B. Anthony List was watching hotly-contested Senate races, including Cindy-Hyde Smith (R) of Mississippi and Joni Ernst of Iowa (R) — both of whom handily won their re-election bids. Also, pro-life Cynthia Lummis (R) is being welcomed to serve as a new U.S. senator from Wyoming.

Meanwhile, one of the most pro-life states in the union has good reason to lo forward to their next legislative session.

Texas is celebrating the state Senate’s pro-life-dominated election results. In the Texas House, pro-life Republicans have retained their majority, which means a House speaker who is strong on the life issue will be elected to serve in that capacity.

Joe Pojman of the Texas Alliance for Life hopes both chambers will deal with certain measures in January.

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“Number one is a complete ban on abortion, The Human Life Protection Act,” he details. “It would protect unborn babies beginning at fertilization, and it would go into effect when and to the extent that the Supreme Court overturns Roe vs Wade.”

Pojman believes the court has enough conservative and life-affirming justices to do just that.

“We also must preserve promotion and funding for compassionate alternatives to abortion, including adoption,” he adds. “Texas is doing a much better job of that than any other state in the country.”

From the pro-life perspective, other positives from the election include Senator John Cornyn’s (R-TX) re-election and President Trump winning Texas’ 38 Electoral College votes.

By: Charlie Butts

Joe Pojman of Texas Alliance for Life says a major provision in the bill bans public bodies such as city governments and school districts from contracting with abortion providers, such as Planned Parenthood.

“It’s a very significant step forward in Texas,” he tells OneNewsNow, “and it’s no surprise that the abortion industry is decrying it.”

As an example, the City of Austin allows Planned Parenthood to use a city-owned building without paying rent, which means the liberal city government is losing $100,000 annually to benefit the wealthy abortion giant.

Pojman says a second part of the bill bans tax dollars from going to an abortion provider or an affiliate.

“Planned Parenthood frequently does that,” he says. “So this is really a taxpayer protection bill.”

Planned Parenthood has not announced whether it will sue over the law but Pojman insists the abortion giant has a weak case if a lawsuit is filed.

By: Charlie Butts

Dr. Joe Pojman of the Texas Alliance for Life explains: “The argument is that Planned Parenthood violated state and federal law and ethical norms by trafficking in baby body parts that were iberately harvested from abortions in Houston, Texas.”

That was only one facility among many nationwide caught in an undercover video sting by the Center for Medical Progress in which abortion-providers haggled over pricing for aborted babies’ body parts. All parties involved are watching the Texas case.

“The Fifth Circuit is hearing this with all the judges sitting together, what they call ‘en banc,’ and we believe that these judges are interpreting the law as it was written by Congress,” says the pro-life spesman. “That means we will have a fair and level playing field – and that can only result, in our view, of Planned Parenthood being removed from the state’s Medicaid program.”

By: Charlie Butts

Joe Pojman of Texas Alliance for Life tells OneNewsNow the laws are common-sense measures intended to protect both women and pre-born babies, such as requiring that only doctors can perform abortions; parental consent for pre-teen girls; and health codes for sterilizing surgical tools.

The hearing was held before federal Judge Lee Yeakel, who has not been friendly towards restrictive abortion laws and is expected to rule against Texas on many of its laws.

“We expect that the attorney general of Texas will appeal the case to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, which will give a very fair hearing and will uphold the constitutionality of all of our regulations,” Pojman predicts.

That is likely, he adds, because the U.S. Supreme Court has already upheld many of them.

By: Chris Woodward

Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, says the law wouldn’t have hindered access to abortion. The office of the Texas AG agrees.

“This law did not at all impact a woman’s right to obtain an abortion,” adds Mateer. “What it dealt with was how do you take care of the remains from such an abortion. [For example], are you allowed … under current law to throw them in the trash, to show disrespect for the unborn? What this law did instead was say that you had to treat the unborn remains with dignity and respect.”