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Attacks Continue in Texas

Anti-choice Texas politicians are continuing their relentless campaign to make it impossible for Texas women to access abortion care.

The Consequences of Abstinence-Only Programs

A Texas high school that doesn't provide students with accurate sex education is now facing an outbreak of STIs.

Grade

Texas's grade on choice-related laws:

Methodology

Access Fact

93 percent of Texas counties have no abortion clinic*

*Note: Because the most recent nationwide data are from 2011, and anti-choice restrictions have gone into effect in Texas since, the current percentage of counties with no abortion clinic may be greater. As of December 2014, the Texas Policy Evaluation Project has cited that only 20 abortion clinics remain open in the state.

Methodology

Source: Guttmacher Institute

State Affiliate

NARAL Pro-Choice Texas
info@prochoicetexas.org
Website
Facebook page
Twitter: @naraltx
Phone: 512.462.1661
Fax: 512.462.2007

Political Info and Laws in Brief

Executives

  • Governor Greg Abbott (R) is anti-choice.

Legislature

  • The Texas House is anti-choice.
  • The Texas Senate is anti-choice.

ANTI-CHOICE LAWS

Abortion Ban

Texas has a criminal ban on abortion.
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Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay

Texas law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
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Counseling Ban/Gag Rule

Texas prohibits certain state employees and organizations receiving state funds from counseling or referring women for abortion services.
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Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Texas funds CPCs directly, refers women to CPCs, and has a "Choose Life" license-plate program.
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Public Facilities and Employees Restriction

Texas prohibits the use of public funds for the direct or indirect costs of most abortion services.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

Texas allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

Texas restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

Texas law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental notice and consent.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

Texas subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
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PRO-CHOICE LAWS

Emergency Contraception

Texas law improves women's access to emergency contraception (EC).
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Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning

Texas provides certain low-income women increased coverage for family-planning services.
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OTHER RELEVANT LAWS

Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Texas restricts post-viability abortion.
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