Counseling Ban/Gag Rule
Texas prohibits the Department of Human Services and its employees from referring women, who are receiving preventive medical assistance and family-planning services through a five-year demonstration project, to organizations that provide or "promote" abortion care. Tex. Hum. Res. Code § 32.024 (2011). A court has invalidated this provision. Planned Parenthood Ass'n of Hidalgo County Texas, Inc. v. Suehs, 828 F.Supp.2d 872 (W.D. Tex. 2012).