By: Ryan Chandler, Josh Hinkle, Kelly Wiley, Matt Grant, John Thomas

The Texas Alliance for Life, after submitting a brief to the court in support of the abortion ban, praised the ruling Friday.
“The Texas Supreme Court justices understand that their role is to look at the law and interpret it – not make the law,” Alliance for Life’s Amy O’Donnell said.

O’Donnell also said the doctors who believed they could not provide medical abortions misinterpreted the law and put their patients at risk, pointing to 81 cases in which doctors performed medical abortions through Dec. 2023 without consequences.

“Clearly, we see doctors in Texas know that they can intervene, while at the same time we hear cases where some doctors are confused about the clarity and the language of her law,” O’Donnell said. “For that reason, we are in support of the Texas Medical Board providing guidelines for doctors.”

By: Will DuPree, Monica Madden, Chantel Barnes, Dalton Huey, Jala Washington, Tom Miller, Josh Hinkle, John Thomas

Amy O’Donnell, the communications director at the Texas Alliance for Life, said she anticipates Biden’s announcement may actually fire up anti-abortion voters across the state and potentially make them turn out in much higher numbers.

“There are some major issues going on in our country right now that [voters are] considering key issues that are going to determine how they vote, and Republicans are the ones who are voicing opinions on those key issues that matter right now to people in a way that’s causing them to lean Republican and including swing voters,” O’Donnell said. “It’s just showing even further how out of step Biden is, and so many of the Democrats are, when they just keep trying to make abortion the main thing that they’re running on.”