State-level activists say their work isn’t done.
“The pro-life movement is not going away,’’ said Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, an independent anti-abortion group. “That bumper sticker ‘I’m going sailing,’ I’m not putting it on my car anytime soon.”
Pojman, who founded the alliance in 1988, was there last September when Abbott signed one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws. The measure effectively outlaws the procedure as early as six weeks into a pregnancy–before many even realize they are pregnant–and allows citizens to sue physicians and others who help facilitate an abortion.
“We think Texas is well prepared for a post-Roe environment with respect to protecting unborn babies from the tragedy of abortion,’’ Pojman said.
Groups opposed to legal abortion hope to replicate the Texas law across the nation.