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News & Updates

"Culture of Shame and Silence" in Texas

Texas is one of the country's biggest battlegrounds for reproductive rights. Cosmopolitan Magazine visited clinics in the state to see how the climate is affecting women.

Hobby Lobby Ruling is Bad for Texas Women

Heather Busby, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, shows how her state's anti-choice laws and the Supreme Court's ruling for Hobby Lobby are making it so "if you get pregnant and you don’t want to be, there’s almost nothing you can do about it."

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 and refers women to CPCs.
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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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