By: Stephania Taladrid

It’s not yet clear whether, after Dobbs, authorities will choose to prosecute people for involvement in networks like Cruz’s. Amy O’Donnell, a spokesperson for the Texas Alliance for Life, argues that state law already allows for the extradition on felony charges of those who bring abortion drugs into Texas from other states. How­ever, extradition of people who reside outside the country is a federal matter and, she speculates, would likely not happen without the election of a President with anti-­abortion views.

Even within Texas and other states with strong laws against abortion facilitators, the politics of enforcing penalties is complex, in part because the belief that abortion equals murder doesn’t appear to be widespread. A survey released last month found that, among Texas voters, sixty per cent ­favored abortion being “available in all or most cases,” while only ten per cent supported banning abortion completely. In this political context, David Donatti, a civil-rights attorney at the A.C.L.U. of Texas, says, “conservative legislators would benefit just as much from pretending no abortions are happening as they would from prosecuting abortions.”

By: Andrew Moore

6 News also spoke to Texas Alliance for Life Communications Director Amy O’Donnell about the governor’s statements on Plan B.

“It’s not something that I am familiar with,” O’Donnell said.

O’Donnell also confirmed to 6 News that Plan B was not effective all of the time.

“They are not a hundred percent guarantee but they will provide victims of rape peace of mind that they have done what they can in that window right after that atrocious act,” O’Donnel said.

O’Donnell, however, told 6 News the laws should stay in place as is. O’Donnell said the unborn individual is also a victim of rape and should not be killed.

“We as an organization are not in favor of a rape and incest exception. In the case of rape there are two victims: There is a mother, and there is a child that was conceived. That innocent unborn child is a second victim. And the woman shouldn’t take the child’s life for the father’s crimes,” O’Donnell said.