The Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, made by the Supreme Court, permitted elective abortion in the U.S. and included a “right to privacy” clause in the US Constitution, federally protecting abortion.
But as of June 2022, everything changed. The overturning of Roe gave the power back to each state to determine their own laws regarding abortion. Due to this, many fears are arising in the country as we navigate post-roe America.
We want to help separate fact from fiction so you can confidently move forward wherever you are in your pregnancy journey.
Is Abortion Banned?
Abortion is currently completely banned in about ten states, but abortion laws vary based on what state you live in.
The overturning of Roe v. Wade did not make abortion illegal throughout the US, but it allowed states to decide on their abortion laws and restrictions.
How is Texas Affected?
A 6-week abortion ban was implemented in Texas even before Roe was overturned in June 2022. Since then, however, abortion is currently entirely banned in Texas. There are only exceptions in cases of life endangerment.
What is Ectopic Pregnancy Treatment?
Since the overturning of Roe, many have been concerned about access to ectopic pregnancy treatment. It’s essential to know that this treatment is still fully accessible and is a different procedure than an abortion procedure.
Ectopic pregnancy is a non-viable pregnancy that should be treated as soon as possible, as it can cause serious health risks. An elective abortion is terminating an existing, viable pregnancy and is a decision a woman makes.
The FDA does not recommend taking the abortion pill after 70 days of pregnancy or with an ectopic pregnancy. If you do need treatment for an ectopic pregnancy, this is still legally available to all women.
Are You Considering Abortion?
If you are considering abortion and thinking of traveling, you will first want to know more about your pregnancy details to determine your next step.
Receive a lab-quality pregnancy test and an ultrasound to confirm that you are within the intended time frame and alert to any possible complications like ectopic pregnancy.
Please know that you are important to us and so is your trust. We value your privacy and will not share your pregnancy intentions with anyone.
Contact us to schedule a free and confidential pregnancy confirmation appointment! You are not alone.