For abortion opponents, the implementation of the trigger ban and the overall success of other abortion bans in Texas signal a win.
“We are very happy that the Legislature has passed this law to protect unborn children from the tragedy of abortion, along with passing some other measures to help pregnant women with unplanned pregnancies,” said Joe Pojman, founder and executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, ahead of the judgment’s release.
He added that since the pre-Roe ban went into effect, all 23 Texas abortion clinics his organization tracked had ceased performing procedures. Meanwhile, he said 350 pregnancy centers, adoption agencies and maternity homes have continued operating throughout the state.
“In our view the Human Life Protection Act is the last stake in the heart of the abortion industry in Texas,” Pojman said.