Wherever you are in your pregnancy journey – you are not alone. We know there is much confusion around the recent overruling of Roe v. Wade. It has limited access to abortion and it can get confusing to know what is legal and what is not.
Abortion is banned in the state of Texas with the exception of cases due to life endangerment. Keep reading to learn more about abortion access in the state of Texas.
Overturning Roe v. Wade
Ruled in 1973, the Supreme Court protected abortion in the US constitution. The court’s major argument was that this was included in the “right to privacy” clause in the US Constitution, making abortion a federally-protected right.
As of June 2022, a drastic decision was made. The Supreme Court gave the power back to each state to determine its laws regarding abortion. This step now allows the people to directly choose delegates who will speak on their behalf and represent their views on abortion. It also eliminates abortion as an option in some states.
Is Abortion Legal in Texas?
Before 2022, a 6-week abortion ban was put into place in Texas. Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, abortion is completely banned in Texas.
Abortion is restricted even more since it is not allowed before a heartbeat can be detected. The one exception is in cases of life endangerment.
If you are considering traveling for an abortion, be sure to confirm your pregnancy to understand your options. An ultrasound is the only way to verify if you have a viable, healthy pregnancy, and date your pregnancy. This will determine what type of abortion procedure you would qualify for.
An ultrasound will also rule out the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy which could be life-threatening if not treated right away.
Contact us today to schedule a pregnancy confirmation appointment to find answers. We are here for you along the way.