By: Audrey Morton

Texas Alliance for Life Executive Director Joe Pojman said voters need to continue voting pro-life politicians into office.

“What we’re really encouraging grass roots to concentrate on is re-electing pro-life members to the Texas Legislature because we want to pass a total ban on abortion, triggered by the events that Roe versus Wade is overturned. A trigger ban on abortion,” said Pojman. “We also want grass roots to concentrate on re-electing President Donald Trump because Trump has a proven track record of nominating federal judges who will take an honest look at Roe versus Wade and re-evaluating that awful decision.”

By: audrey morton

Texas Alliance for Life Executive Director Joe Pojman said that’s different from every other type federal lawsuit because usually it’s a person who is actually being harmed who files a lawsuit.

He said abortion providers speaking on behalf of women is a conflict of interest.

“They oppose safety requirements designed to protect the health and safety of women. For example, for cleanliness, sterilization of surgical instruments used from women to women,” said Pojman.

He said Paxton is being aggressive, yet smart in an effort to block abortion clinics and doctors from challenging state laws on behalf of their patients.

“The attorney general is basically asking the Supreme Court to go back to the usual rules for federal courts and stop giving the abortion providers a free ride,” said Pojman.

He said despite abortion providers not having any women’s names or relationship…this is an unfair free pass unlike else in the federal court system.

By: audrey morton

“Texans do support protecting unborn babies from abortion and making compassionate alternatives available and that’s what the Legislature is doing, as much as the Supreme Court allows it to do,” said Dr. Joe Pojman with Texas Alliance for Life.

Women slightly favored banning abortion once the baby’s heartbeat is detected.

Pojman said that’s not surprising.

“The pro-life movement is constituted by women. It’s basically a movement of women. The majority of the leaders in the pro-life movement are women,” said Pojman.

By: Audrey Morton

Texas Alliance for Life Dr. Joe Pojman said the heart of America is changing in many regions in the country.

“Much of America is responding to the extremism that we’re seeing in states like New York, Virginia, Vermont, Illinois, which are enshrining abortion, making it legal right up to the moment of birth,” said Pojman.

Many of the dozens of Democratic presidential candidates want abortions to be legal right up until birth of a baby.

“Overall, the nation is becoming very polarized and the Democratic party, in much of the country, has been under the control of extremists,” said Pojman.

He said they find people are uncomfortable with late-term abortions, people want limits on abortion and to protect unborn babies.

Pojman added their goal in Texas—until the Legislature meets again in two years—is to pass a complete ban on abortion that would go into effect when the Supreme Court overrules Roe v. Wade. For much of the country, that is the big road block.

By: Cliff Saunders

Well, the legislature is close to sending the “born alive” bill to Governor Abbott’s Desk. Joe Pojman with Texas Alliance for Life says it’s a necessary step.

“It’s an excellent bill. It protects a child that was born alive after an abortion, something Texas should have done a long time ago,” Pojman stated.

That is the only pro-life bill that will likely be passed this session. We asked Pojman why lawmakers would not bring up a more restrictive bill like what was passed in Alabama.

“We admire their intent. Strategically it’s not wise. Texas has taken the better route. We are doing what is possible,” Pojman explained, adding that right now the votes aren’t on the Supreme Court to ban abortion; an issue that is now going to take center stage in the 2020 campaign.

By: Audrey Morton

Texas Alliance for Life Executive Director Dr. Joe Pojman said the goal of the current law is to encourage communication between the doctor and patient or patient’s family when the patient is terminally ill.

“We do not believe that the law should require that a doctor be forced to provide an intervention that will actually harm the patient,” said Pojman.

He said families could demand a medical intervention could actually harm the patient.

“In these very rare cases, the goal of this law is to get doctors and patients and their families talking together. And, most of the time, that works very well,” said Pojman.