- November 09, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 9, 2022
Amy O’Donnell, Director of Communications
Austin, TX — The 2022 General Election concluded last night in Texas. The vast majority of votes are tallied, and many results can be confidently concluded, especially for the statewide races. Texas Alliance for Life’s Executive Director, Joe Pojman, Ph.D., made the following comments:
The polls have closed, and the results are in. Texas remains a pro-life state. All statewide elected officials endorsed by our PAC prevailed by decisive margins, including Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, and Attorney General Ken Paxton. This was despite the well-funded efforts of their opponents to frighten voters by misrepresenting the effects of pro-life laws that Texas has recently passed.
That is especially true of various mischaracterizations of the Human Life Protection Act, HB 1280, which began protecting unborn children from abortion beginning at conception shortly after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Opponents falsely claimed the law prevents appropriate treatment of certain rare but serious complications from pregnancy that threaten the mothers’ lives, which we quickly refuted.
While a handful of races in the Texas legislature remain undecided as votes are still counted, there is no question that the Senate and House will continue to have strong pro-life majorities.
Of special note are the results of the re-election campaigns of the House and Senate authors of HB 1280, Rep. Giovanni Capriglione (R-Southlake) and Sen. Angela Paxton (R-McKinney). We look forward to continuing to work with them and the many other pro-life legislators to protect innocent human life in Texas moving forward.
Thanks to largely successful election results in Congressional races, Texas will send to the U.S. House 26 pro-life members (out of 38) in 2023, up from 24 of 36 members.
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