The fallout from the criminal Roe v. Wade Supreme Court leak continues. The latest fallout? Big money is rolling in for both sides in political fundraising.

“The other side is going to use this to try and mobilize their people, and their goal is to remove good, pro-life elected officials at the polls” said Dr. Joe Pojman, executive director with Texas Alliance For Life, “We can’t let that happen.”

While money is coming in for both factions, the left has a big advantage. They have a lot more money, and all of the messaging, via their partners with the mainstream media.

“The pro-life movement does not have abortion facilities to raise money for us” Dr. Pojman told KTRH, “We don’t get government funding to do that, we rely on individual donors. We don’t have huge donors giving money like Planned Parenthood does.”

But every little bit will help, especially with so much at stake in the upcoming November midterms.

“This is absolutely huge, and if pro-life voters get out to vote, then I think unborn babies and their mothers, it’ll be looking very good for them for the years to come” Dr. Pojman noted, “If we lose ground? It could be awful, so this is a really critical election, perhaps more critical than any we’ve seen in decades.”

By: Madlin Mekelburg

Joe Pojman, executive director of the anti-abortion organization Texas Alliance for Life, said he believes lawmakers who supported efforts to outlaw abortion in Texas “will be rewarded and not punished” at the polls in November, despite the findings in UT’s poll.

“Year after years, polls have results like that, and yet the pro-life movement in Texas continues to advance,” he said. “I don’t see a connection between these polls and what’s really happening in terms of elections.”

But abortion could prove a decisive issue in at least two May 24 primary runoff elections: a Republican statehouse race in Fort Worth and a Democratic congressional contest in South Texas.

Rep. Stephanie Klick, R-Fort Worth, was forced into a runoff with David Lowe, a party activist backed by a far-right group looking to elect more conservative members.

Klick, a nurse and five-term House member, has carried many anti-abortion bills, including a bill passed last year to further restrict access to medication abortions.

Texas Alliance for Life and Texas Right to Life, the state’s two most prominent anti-abortion organizations, have endorsed Klick and expressed concerns over comments Lowe has made praising failed legislation that would have made ending a pregnancy a crime punishable by the death penalty.

The so-called trigger law that would outlaw abortion does not include any criminal penalties for people seeking abortion, only for doctors who might perform an illegal abortion.

“Do we all agree that abortion is murder?” Lowe asked a crowd during a campaign event earlier this year, according to the Fort Worth Star Telegram. “Absolutely. There should be consequences for it.”

Both organizations and Klick oppose any laws that prosecute people who seek abortions.

“We believe women considering abortion should be provided compassion and alternatives to abortion, not the threat of jail,” Pojman said.

By: Roxie Bustamante

Amy O’Donnell with Texas Alliance for Life said if Roe V. Wade is overturned, abortions will effectively become illegal in Texas but there will also be supportive programs to help women through their pregnancy and after birth.

“Texas is ready,” O’Donnell said. “Our legislature has appropriated $100 million towards the alternatives to abortion program that is for the biennium that money goes to pregnancy help centers, maternity homes, adoption agencies that support women up to birth and even up to three years after birth.”

By: ANDREW ZHANG, PATRICK SVITEK AND ABBY LIVINGSTON

Anti-abortion activists argue that Democrats are the ones out of touch on abortion. They acknowledge the polling on Roe v. Wade does not appear favorable to the GOP but said that’s because most people do not fully understand the landmark case’s impact and what its overturning could mean.

“The poll numbers have been similar to that year after year after year, and in Texas and other states, the pro-life movement keeps advancing,” both in policy and politics, said Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life. He joked that every GOP candidate who his group interviewed for the March primary was “more pro-life than Mother Teresa.”

By: Matt Roy

“It makes us very hopeful,” executive director of Texas Alliance for Life Dr. Joe Pojman said.

But there is one thing the pro-life and pro-choice sides agree on: their bases are going to get out and vote this year.

“I think you’re gonna see a lot of people turn out this upcoming election that are angry about the position that the Supreme Court has taken, that is really against the safety and health of millions of women,” Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez, president of local liberal voter group Nextgen America, said.

“We encourage Pro-life voters to get out to the polls in the midterm elections, early voting in October and Election Day in November,” Pojman added.

By: BRAD JOHNSON

For anti-abortion activists, this time constraint is a big step in the right direction.

“Our goal is to create a society where no woman would even consider having an abortion because she believes there is no alternative. We have vast alternatives,” said Joe Pojman, Founder of Texas Alliance for Life.

Instead of seeking an abortion, Pojman wants pregnant women to visit the nearly 200 crisis pregnancy centers in Texas, where he says they can find support.