By: Julianna Russ, Mercedez Hernandez

The 2023 Texas Rally for Life, hosted by Texas Alliance for Life, began at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Texas Capitol. This was the group’s first rally since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade decision and Senate Bill 8 went into effect in Texas.

Organizers of the rally said the event was meant to bring anti-abortion advocates, faith leaders and elected officials together to march in support of the right to life.

Governor Greg Abbott attended the event and was the keynote speaker. According to a statement, he said he expected thousands of anti-abortion Texans to join the rally.

By: CBS Austin

The Texas Alliance for Life held the Texas Rally for Life on the south steps of the State Capitol on Saturday.

The rally is held annually and brings together pro-life advocates, faith leaders and elected officials from across the state. It lasted until 3 p.m. and was followed by a pro-life expo on the Capitol grounds.

The Governor also highlighted Texas’ comprehensive pro-life efforts to protect the life of both the child and mother, including providing more than $100 million for the Alternatives to Abortion program.

The Governor was joined at the rally by Texas Alliance for Life Executive Director Dr. Joe Pojman, Bishop Joe Vasquez, and other pro-life faith leaders, advocates, and elected officials. Hosted annually by the Texas Alliance for Life, the Texas Rally for Life brings together pro-life advocates, faith leaders, and elected officials from across the state to march to the Texas Capitol in support of every Texan’s fundamental right to life.

By: Ryan Chandler

The Texas Alliance for Life said thousands of Texans were planning to join Gov. Greg Abbott and anti-abortion activists at the Texas Capitol on Saturday, set to commemorate their first gathering since the end of Roe v. Wade.

“We’re going to celebrate, but also acknowledge that our work is not finished,” TAL’s Amy O’Donnell said.

Activists and elected officials on both sides of the issue are adamant that the end of Roe is not the end of their advocacy.

For Texas Alliance for Life, that means enforcing bans on unprescribed abortion pills and securing more funding for the state’s Alternatives to Abortion program.

By: Sean Salai

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is scheduled to address activists Saturday at the Texas State Capitol in Austin. Last year, he signed a law there that extended complete legal protection to “the unborn child” from the moment of conception.

“Texas is well prepared for this moment in history,” said Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, in an email to The Washington Times.

With federal legislation stalled in a divided Congress, activists hope to tie “personhood” to the moment of conception in state laws, said Mary Ziegler, a leading expert on the legal history of the U.S. abortion debate.

By: Joseph Pronechen

On Jan. 28, at the Texas Capitol in Austin, the Texas Rally for Life 2023, organized by the Texas Alliance for Life, again expects a large contingent. Abortion Survivor Claire Culwell is one of the scheduled speakers.

According to Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life (TAL), the Texas Rally for Life has been an annual event for more than three decades. As for past rallies, thousands of people from across the state are again expected to attend.

“Since Roe has fallen, Texas’ pre-Roe laws and the Texas Human Life Protection Act completely protect unborn babies from abortion. We wish to demonstrate to our elected officials and to the media in our state that Texas remains pro-life,” Pojman told the Register. He listed three messages the TAL and the march wish to convey: “The unborn child is a baby worthy of protection. Abortion hurts, not helps, women and families. Texas provides vast resources for women with unplanned and planned pregnancies.”

Pojman has seen great positive reaction to the upcoming rally, with 35 organizations already part of the host committee and planned buses coming from more than a dozen cities and counting. He pointed out that the rally will be streamed on the alliance’s Facebook and Youtube accounts, and several radio stations throughout Texas are expected to broadcast the event. Last year, both Protestant and Catholic stations broadcast the rally, including several that carry EWTN programming.