“Regardless of whether this law goes into effect, the unfortunate reality is that abortion will remain readily available in Texas and will occur tens of thousands of times every year,” said Joe Pojman, executive director of the anti-abortion group Texas Alliance for Life. “This law merely requires that the dignity of the unborn child is recognized after abortion and that their remains are not treated as medical waste.”
Joe Pojman, the executive director of the Texas Alliance for Life, which supports the Texas law, said in a statement that the state “should have the right to protect innocent unborn babies from dismemberment abortions, in which a doctor kills a child by tearing him or her into pieces.” The fact that courts have consistently ruled against bans on dilation-and-evacuation abortions, he argued, “shows how extremely out of touch the Supreme Court precedent is with modern science, which clearly tells us that an unborn child’’ is a living human being.
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.
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