By: Marin Wolf

Amy O’Donnell, communications director for Texas Alliance for Life, said the nonprofit dedicated to protecting the “right to life” beginning at conception is acutely aware of groups that provide abortion pills to Texans.

“This is something that we proactively work to bring legislation for that would provide a deterrent for any who would wish to illegally traffic those mail-order drugs to Texas women from within our state or from another state,” O’Donnell said.

By: Adela Uchida

“Now we’re seeing those drugs trafficked illegally into our state. Right now, in Houston, we see a lawsuit by a husband against three women because they helped his wife obtain an abortion,” said Amy O’Donnell with Texas Alliance For Life. “We’re excited to see where that case goes, what we hear. The reality of it is they do harm women.”

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O’Donnell says studies in Finland show up to 40 percent of women who take abortion drugs have complications, but the National Institutes of Health says abortion pills have a two percent complication rate. First-trimester surgical abortions have a 1.3 percent complication rate.

By: Brandon Drey

Texas passed a trigger law making performing an abortion a crime punishable by up to life in prison, ABC reported. The law, however, did not go into effect until August 2022, which makes the legality of the case controversial.

Joe Pojman with Texas Alliance for Life told Fox 29 that the legal action could set a precedent for future cases.

“I hope the unborn children’s lives are not taken but if they are, this could be a really important example for someone,” Pojman said. “I’m hopeful this could mean justice for the unborn child, I’m hopeful that for father of the child could get some kind of compensation for it such that this would never ever happen again.”

Charles “Rocky” Rhodes, a South Texas College of Law law professor, told ABC he believes the lawsuit could gain traction.

“It’s scary to think that you can be sued for significant damages for helping a friend undertake acts that help her have even a self-medicated abortion,” Rhodes said. “Obviously, the allegations would have to be proven, but there is potentially merit to this suit under Texas’ abortion laws as they exist now.”

By: Amanda Henderson

Walgreens’ decision further limits women’s abortions options in Texas.

It’s the news some are celebrating.

“We’re grateful to see that work having an effect where life is protected,” Amy O’Donnell with Texas Alliance for Life said.

Walgreens said they are not distributing mifepristone at this time.

“In Texas now that life is protected from conception on, it’s not legal for these drugs to be dispensed, either through Walgreens or through a physician for the purpose of a woman obtaining an abortion. We want to see women protected even as we work towards protecting babies,” O’Donnell said.

The letter was also sent to rival drug store chain CVS who has not yet responded.