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NARAL Pro-Choice America Responds to Supreme Court Taking The Texas Abortion Care

"This case represents the greatest threat to women’s reproductive freedom since the Supreme Court decided Roe vs. Wade over 40 years ago."

The State of Sex Education in Texas

Not only has Texas passed burdensome laws to close down abortion clinics, state officials now also want to severely restrict who can provide sex education.


Texas's grade on choice-related laws:


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.


Source: Guttmacher Institute

State Affiliate

NARAL Pro-Choice Texas
Facebook page
Twitter: @naraltx
Phone: 512.462.1661
Fax: 512.462.2007

Political Info and Laws in Brief


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


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


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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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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Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Texas restricts post-viability abortion.
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