Joe Pojman Ph.D., the Texas Alliance for Life executive director, said the law is one way they hope to restore dignity to the unborn child.

“We understand that the Supreme Court prevents Texas from making abortion substantially more difficult to obtain before viability, and this law does not do that,” Pojman said. “This law merely requires that the dignity of the unborn child is recognized after abortion and that their remains are not treated as medical waste.”

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.”

By: Samantha Gobba

Joe Pojman, director of Texas Alliance for Life, told me he thinks the Supreme Court’s decision bodes well for the Texas law. “We think we had a very good case before the Supreme Court ruled on Indiana’s law, and we think this case is even stronger now,” he said.

By: Charlie Butts

Dr. Joe Pojman of the Texas Alliance for Life explains: “The argument is that Planned Parenthood violated state and federal law and ethical norms by trafficking in baby body parts that were deliberately harvested from abortions in Houston, Texas.”

That was only one facility among many nationwide caught in an undercover video sting by the Center for Medical Progress in which abortion-providers haggled over pricing for aborted babies’ body parts. All parties involved are watching the Texas case.

“The Fifth Circuit is hearing this with all the judges sitting together, what they call ‘en banc,’ and we believe that these judges are interpreting the law as it was written by Congress,” says the pro-life spokesman. “That means we will have a fair and level playing field – and that can only result, in our view, of Planned Parenthood being removed from the state’s Medicaid program.”

By: Lauren Caruba

Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, an anti-abortion group, said problems related to instrument sterilization were “inexcusable,” regardless of the clinic’s submitted corrective plan.

“We’ve very pleased that Whole Woman’s Health of San Antonio has closed permanently. It was not a well-run abortion facility,” Pojman said. “San Antonio does not need Whole Woman’s Health.”