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News & Updates

Texas Clinics to Stay Open for Now

The Supreme Court has ruled that Texas clinics can remain open while a challenge to H.B.2 - the law that closed most clinics in Texas - is in the courts.

More Bad News for Texas Women

After a federal court refused to hear an appeal of the extreme anti-choice law that’s shut down the majority of abortion clinics in Texas, the future of abortion access in the Gulf region lies with the Supreme Court.

Grade

Texas's grade on choice-related laws:

Methodology

Access Fact

92 percent of Texas counties have no abortion provider

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 Rick Perry (R) is anti-choice.

Legislature

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

ANTI-CHOICE LAWS

Abortion Ban

Texas has criminal bans 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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