Texas lawmakers passed several pro-life measures in a recent special session – and not just for the unborn in the womb.
One of the first signed into law improves reporting of complications from abortion to the state for the sake of accurate record keeping and a second law requires increased reporting of abortions done on minors.
Joe Pojman of the Texas Alliance for Life says yet another law reforms health insurance requirements by removing mandatory coverage for elective abortions.
"We should not have to pay for other people's abortions in our health insurance premiums or in our tax dollars so this bill will change that."
It also means people will not be forced to subsidize abortions for others through their premiums but women and parents can still purchase separate coverage for abortion.
Another major accomplishment was passage of an end-of-life bill that requires a doctor to obtain patient consent before a "Do Not Resuscitate" order is administered.
"Patients should have the right to decide what kind of end-of-life care they should be receiving," says the pro-life activist.
Pojman says there is still much to be done, especially since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year against part of the Lone Star State's abortion clinic regulation law.