Joe Pojman, executive director of the anti-abortion group Texas Alliance for Life, commended Mr. Abbott’s legal team for “their effective defense of Texas law from challenges from the abortion industry.”
Joe Pojman, the executive director of the Texas Alliance for Life, which helped organize grass-roots support for the House bill, noted that having to travel for medical care is not unique to abortion. “If you live in the Rio Grande Valley and you need specialized oncology, for example, you may be traveling to Houston,” a trip of about 350 miles, he said in an interview.
For than two decades, courts have struggled with a fuzzy legal standard set by the Supreme Court for judging abortion laws.
“We could not decide on one or the other,” Mr. Pojman said. “I think it’s safe to say that we all thought that each are quality candidates.”
“We are pleased that women will never again receive substandard care from either of these abortion facilities,” said Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life.
In Texas, the law and the hospital’s efforts to abide by it have drawn support among opponents of abortion. “The unborn child should be recognized as a separate person,” said Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life. He added, “I would say that, even if she were brain-dead, I would favor keeping treatments going to allow the child to continue to survive, with the hope the child could be ivered alive.”