By: Charlie Butts

The Human Life Protection Act (House Bill 1280), the latest piece of legislation Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) has signed into law, is a trigger bill that would ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the precedent that established a so-called right to abortion in 1973.

Joe Pojman of the Texas Alliance for Life tells One News Now the statute is one of the most momentous pro-life laws The Lone Star State has ever passed.

“That law fully recognizes the personhood of the unborn child and protects that unborn child from abortion beginning at the conception just as soon as the Supreme Court overturns Roe vs Wade and allows states to do so,” Pojman details.

But because the nation’s high court is considering overturning that outdated decision, regressives in Congress are pushing a bill that would again force abortion on all 50 states, regardless of state laws.

“Pro-lifers across the country must pressure Congress to prevent them from passing any law that would overturn state laws protecting unborn babies,” Pojman insists. “Congress should not be putting into law Roe vs Wade or any other right to abortion. That would be a terrible use of federal law.”

Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel has previously warned One News Now that if the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act is passed and signed into law, then the states would be completely powerless to regulate abortion.

By: Charlie Butts

The state’s legislature just recently launched its 20-week biennial session with the introduction of a trigger law titled the Human Life Protection Act of 2021 that would completely ban abortion in Texas if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its 1973 precedent.

“That means if the Supreme Court takes some cases that are before them now and rules to allow states to truly protect unborn babies throughout pregnancy in a matter of months, Texas could have a complete ban on abortion,” explains Joe Pojman of the Texas Alliance for Life.

Considering the fact that the state has a recorded 60,000 abortions a year, the law could save many lives.

“Those numbers are way down from previous years, but still, we have an opportunity now to protect tens of thousands of lives every year from the tragedy of abortion,” Pojman says, noting that the mothers and the families are included in that. “This is a real opportunity to do what the pro-life movement has dreamed about for many years.”

If the nation’s high court does overturn or significantly alter Roe v. Wade, Texas would become the 11th state with a trigger law banning abortion ready to go into effect. Arkansas, which passed a trigger law two years ago, is in the process of going even a step further: declaring abortion outright illegal.

By: Charlie Butts

“Even the very liberal Supreme Court decades ago said that people do not have a religious right to abortion,” responds Joe Pojman of Texas Alliance for Life. “And their facts are entirely wrong; every pregnancy-related death is a terrible tragedy, but the reality is those are very rare. And unlike the claims of these Satanists, it is not a leading cause of death for women of any age.”

As for the claim that abortion saves lives, the pro-lifer points out that every successful abortion ends the life of a child in the womb, and he submits that killing preborn children is the Satanists’ modern-day form of child sacrifice.

“It’s very frightening that these people think that taking the life of an unborn child is somehow a religious right or it should be part of some kind of weird and terrible religious service,” Pojman submits. “It goes against everything we hold dear in our country. Unborn children should be protected by law; their deaths should not be sanctioned by law.”

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.