Dr. Joe Pojman, who heads the Texas Alliance for Life, disagrees.
“Plaintiffs attorneys in federal court conceded that there would be no increased costs to women at abortion facilities, if humane methods are used,” Pojman said.
The law is part of a series of laws passed by the movement Conservative dominated Texas Legislature over the past several sessions, to try to ‘chip away’ and the Roe vs Wade decision which legalized abortion. They include upping requrements for equipment which needs to be on hand at abortion clinics, requiring waiting periods and that woman undergo a ‘class’ on abortion before undergoing the process, and laws passed this year to send abortion doctors to prison if they fail to provide ‘immidate, live saving care’ to fetuses which are born alive following bungled abortions, something the State Health Department says has not happened in the state since records began being kept in 2013.
The trial court said the new state law, if it is allowed to take effect, would ‘infringe on women’s personal beliefs and would shame and stigmatize women who are accessing reproductive health care.’
Currently, the remains of aborted fetuses are generally destroyed as medical waste, like, for example, a removed appendix.
“The abortion industry in Texas treat the babies as mere medical waste,” Pojman said. “We think this is a grave injustice.”