On Wednesday, the executive director of the Texas Alliance for Life was interviewed on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show.

Dr Joe Pojman, told Anton Savage who was guest hosting the programme that his home state of Texas “has decided the life of the unborn child – a life of a child with a beating heart – should be protected by law”.

In response to the charge that women seeking abortions will simply travel to neighbouring states, he said: “The State of Texas has 29 million people, and their elected representatives have passed this law.” As a state, he said Texas “provide vast alternatives – not just after the baby’s born, but will help with free services for three years after the birth of the child. We have gone to great lengths to protect the unborn child and provide alternatives to abortion for that mother.”

It is a very good and informative interview. You can listen to it here in its entirety.