- December 01, 2021
Texas Alliance for Life Board and Staff to Be Outside Supreme Court Building During Historic Dobbs Hearing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 2021
Amy O’Donnell, Director of Communications
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Several members of Texas Alliance for Life’s board and staff, including the Executive Director Joe Pojman, Ph.D., will be outside the Supreme Court’s building today during oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The Court will consider “whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional.”
Oral arguments will begin at 10 AM (ET) and last approximately an hour. The live audio will be broadcast on the Court’s website.
“We hope the Supreme Court will take a fresh look at the terrible Roe v. Wade precedent and give our legislators the latitude to protect unborn children from abortion beginning at conception,” said Dr. Pojman.
It is noteworthy that the Texas Legislature recently passed and pro-life Governor Greg Abbott signed into law HB 1280, the Human Life Protection Act, one of Texas Alliance for Life’s principal goals. That law will ban abortion when and to the extent the Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
“If the Supreme Court allows states to protect unborn babies from abortion — whether at 15 weeks, six weeks, or conception — the Human Life Protection Act will go into effect to the same extent,” Dr. Pojman explained.
Texas Alliance for Life also submitted an amicus curiae (friend-of-the-court) brief to the Court to explain the grave problems with the arbitrary “viability” standard, the point at which an unborn child can survive if born prematurely, sometimes as early 22-24 weeks. In Roe, the Court prohibited states from protecting unborn babies who have not reached viability, resulting in more than 54,000 abortions each year in Texas alone.
TAL board and staff will join Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch and other pro-life leaders and organizations from across the country at the “Empower Women, Promote Life” event outside the Supreme Court. More information is available at attorneygenerallynnfitch.com/dobbs.
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