A won over public would do wonders

A won over public would do wonders

A won over public would do wonders

Though abortions are mostly illegal in Texas, a pro-lifer says that doesn't mean all preborn babies are safe.

Kyleen Wright of the Texans for Life Coalition is thankful for her state's pro-life laws, but her organization is aware that many women are still traveling to other states to terminate their healthy pregnancies, sometimes at no personal financial expense.

"We know we're not saving all of our babies and our moms," she recognizes. "We know that illegal, dangerous abortion pills are flooding our state from all over the world through the mail and across our southern border."

Wright, Kyleen (TLC) Wright

So while 2022 figures from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission show that the abortion rate has dropped 99.5% since Governor Greg Abbott (R) signed the heartbeat measure into law and since the Supreme Court gave states the authority to limit or ban the life-ending procedure, Wright says the fight is not over.

"The challenge is for people to understand that we still have to fight for the life of every baby," she tells AFN. "Yes, we're saving lots of babies, but we're also losing more than we have any quantity on. So, we're still trying to reach these vulnerable moms and babies, and we're still fighting for public opinion to protect our law."

According to the trigger law that went into effect late last summer, abortions are legal in Texas on an emergency basis to protect the life of the mother. Anyone who has a part in an illegal procedure can face up to life in prison and a $100,000 fine for each offense.