With the 2022 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, it can be difficult to know what’s legal and what’s illegal in your state when it comes to getting the abortion pill by mail. We hope to bring you some clarity.
While the federal government asserts you can still get the abortion pill delivered through the United States Postal Service. Due to the Comstock Act, Texas’ Attorney General has stated it’s illegal to send abortion pills by mail in the state of Texas.
Since the overturn of Roe v. Wade, each state now has the power to set its own abortion laws. There are conflicting messages between particular states and the federal government. This is the current case in Texas with mail-order abortion pills.
The Abortion Pill in Texas
The state of Texas is strict when it comes to abortion. Abortion is banned with no exceptions for rape or incest. The law allows for exceptions only when the pregnancy places the female at risk of death or poses a serious risk of substantial impairment of a major bodily function unless the abortion is performed or induced. Private citizens can sue abortion providers and those who assist patients seeking an abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy. The woman on whom the abortion is attempted, performed, or induced is not subject to criminal, civil, or administrative liability.
Under Texas Law, it is not legal to provide abortion pills or abortion-inducing drugs by mail.
Confirm Your Pregnancy Details for Your Health and Safety
Before considering traveling for an abortion, it’s important to know where your pregnancy stands and confirm how far along you are to determine your options. An ultrasound will provide this information to protect your health and safety.
What Details Do Ultrasounds Provide?
An ultrasound is necessary to confirm viability (whether your pregnancy is healthy and growing), the location of your pregnancy (whether it’s growing within your uterus), and how far along you are. It will also alert you to any potential complications that may require a medical procedure outside of a normal abortion procedure.
Talk to us today about any questions you have, including the abortion pill, the risks, and your available pregnancy options. You are not alone in your pregnancy journey!
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