June 2022 changed history, as the overturning of Roe v. Wade deconstructed 50 years of legal protection and paved the way for individual states to legalize or ban abortion. You may have questions or confusion around this major shift in our country.
Here’s what you need to know about what has changed in the states as far as abortion and specifically in the state of Texas.
Is Abortion Still Legal?
The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a ruling that made access to abortion a federal right in the United States.
Even though abortion is still legal in many states, abortion is now banned in some way in many states. Abortion is banned in around 13 states currently. This fight over abortion rights continues.
How is Texas Impacted by Roe’s Overturning?
Currently, abortion is completely banned in Texas, unless you have a life-threatening medical emergency, with no exceptions for rape or incest.
You can read more about Texas abortion law by reading the official, SB bill here.
Before You Consider Traveling
You may be considering traveling for an abortion if you live in Texas. Before you go out of your way to travel, it’s important to be aware of your pregnancy details. Verify your pregnancy with a free pregnancy test and referral for a free limited ultrasound at A Choice for Women.
We want you to be fully prepared and informed about the various abortion procedures and your eligibility. An ultrasound confirms if you have a viable, healthy pregnancy, or if there are potential complications.
In the event of a positive pregnancy test, we can provide financial assistance that can help you. To qualify for financial assistance, you will need to come in and talk to one of our counselors.
Schedule an appointment with us to learn more about abortion and confirm your pregnancy. We are here for you along your pregnancy journey. You are stronger than you know.