Are you wondering if it’s possible to get an abortion in Texas after the Supreme Court decided to overturn Roe v. Wade? There has been lots of confusion about what is and isn’t allowed now and whether abortion is legal in Texas.
The Supreme Court ruling affects abortion access in the United States and in the state of Texas.
WHAT IS ROE V. WADE?
Roe v. Wade was a 1973 ruling by the Supreme Court that determined that abortion was protected in the US Constitution. It included the “right to privacy” clause in the US Constitution, so abortion became a federally-protected right.
IS ABORTION LEGAL IN TEXAS?
Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Texas has outlawed abortion in its state, with no exceptions for rape or incest. Private citizens can sue abortion providers and those who assist patients seeking an abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy.
WILL ECTOPIC PREGNANCIES AND MISCARRIAGES STILL BE TREATED?
With much confusion around the U.S., it’s important to know that treatment for ectopic pregnancy and miscarriages is still available and legal within the states that have outlawed abortion, including Texas.
Since these pregnancy complications are inevitable and can cause serious injury to a woman’s health, legal treatment cannot be denied by state law.
It’s important to note there is a difference between these treatments and induced abortions because the definitions behind each vary.
Free Pre-Abortion Exam
If you’re pregnant and considering an abortion, here are three important steps to take:
1. Verify your pregnancy
2. Get an Ultrasound to know how far along you are
3. Test for STIs
Hope Women’s Center provides pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, and STI testing by medical staff at no charge to our patients.
Make an appointment today to schedule a pre-abortion exam with our medical staff today.