Amy O’Donnell, spokeswoman for Texas Alliance for Life, said Texas law does not allow for the prosecution of women who seek an abortion. Her organization also does not support prosecuting women who seek an abortion, she said.
However, if he’s saying he wouldn’t prosecute doctors who perform abortion, then we think it is highly improper for the DA to categorically fail to prosecute an entire class of offenses in that case,” O’Donnell said.
In last year’s legislative session, lawmakers passed a bill that would outlaw abortion in Texas 30 days after any potential U.S. Supreme Court decision overturns Roe v. Wade. The so-called “trigger bill,” signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott, would leave Texas doctors facing up to life in prison or $100,000 fines if they perform abortions, under the ban.