- September 22, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 2015
Williams Contact: Vince Zito
Pojman Contact: Leah Brown
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today announced he has invited Texas Alliance for Life’s Executive Director Joe Pojman, Ph.D., as his guest to the pope’s address to Congress.
“I’m honored to have this opportunity to represent Texas Alliance for Life on this historic occasion,” said Pojman.
Pope Francis, the first pope to address a joint session of Congress, will speak in the U.S. House of Representatives chamber Thursday morning.
“I am thrilled Dr. Pojman has accepted my invitation,” said Williams. “As a leader of pro-life initiatives, I think Dr. Pojman should hear firsthand what I hope His Holiness will speak on during his visit. As Congress debates the taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood, I expect this pope to use this historic opportunity to remind us, particularly his Catholic following in Congress, that lawmakers should always vote to uphold the sanctity of life rather than provide special treatment to organizations that treat life with such disregard.”
Texas Alliance for Life is a statewide, nonprofit organization of people dedicated to protecting innocent human life from conception though natural death using peaceful, legal means.