- April 07, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2020
Amy O’Donnell, Director of Communications
The following statement is attributed to Texas Alliance for Life’s Executive Director Joe Pojman, Ph.D.:
We are very pleased with the decision of the 5th Circuit to allow Governor Abbott’s order to stand as applicable to abortion facilities just as it stands for other medical facilities. Clearly the crisis in Texas and across the nation calls for measures to conserve the personal protective equipment needed by doctors and nurses fighting coronavirus on the front lines. We believe that merely delaying abortion procedures a few weeks is reasonable and necessary.
We applaud Attorney General Ken Paxton for his prompt actions in defense of the Governor’s executive order.
Providing physicians and nurses with the personal protective equipment they need to treat patients with COVID-19 so that they are not unnecessarily risking becoming infected themselves should be everyone’s first and highest priority at this time.
How many doctors and nurses have to become infected and possibly die before Planned Parenthood, Whole Woman’s Health, and other abortion facilities in Texas realize that they need to comply with the executive order, just like everyone else?
We will continue to monitor, with the help of local pro-life organizations and individuals, the compliance of abortion facilities across the state and report violations to the Texas Medical Board, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, and local law enforcement authorities.