“After a very tough week, the new TX #abortion figures make my day! Down in every category,” Pojman tweeted.
“After a very tough week, the new TX (hash)abortion figures make my day! Down in every category,” Pojman tweeted.
Pojman doesn’t expect Planned Parenthood to make headway in the Republican-dominated Texas Legislature, whose members have already vowed to propose new abortion restrictions next year.
“If they’re looking to gut any of our substantive informed-consent laws, including the sonogram laws, or prohibitions for funding for elective abortions or other protective measures that have been passed over the last 20 years, I would call this a publicity stunt,” he said of Planned Parenthood. “None of those attempts to repeal any of those laws would have any chance whatsoever.”
“We think it is just incredible that the Supreme Court would prevent the state of Texas or any state to require that abortion be performed in a sterile operating room.”
“The reason we don’t recommend that state legislatures pass complete bans on abortion at this time is the Supreme Court will very quickly strike them down and the states end up paying attorneys’ fees to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers,” said Joe Pojman, executive director of the Texas Alliance for Life. “We have to wait until the time is right.”
Joe Pojman, the Texas Alliance for Life executive director, said Monday’s ruling proved the current court is hostile to the medical regulation of abortion. The silver lining, he said, is the court fight has driven out doctors who otherwise would have performed the procedure for the last three years.