Since the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade in June, many people were left confused about what this verdict meant for the United States. 

Every state, including Texas, was affected by this decision. State lawmakers will continue to change abortion laws according to the views of those who vote them into office.

What Does This Decision Mean?

In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled that it was a constitutional right for women to have an elective abortion without requiring a health-endangerment diagnosis.

Since June 2022, the Court revoked its original 1973 decision and stated it would be up to the people of each state to determine abortion laws. 

Every state now has the right to elect delegates to speak for them on this issue. The people may now make their thoughts and opinions on abortion known at the voting booths.

Is Abortion Legal in Texas?

Previously, Texas had a 6-week ban on abortion because around 6 weeks after conception, the fetus develops a heartbeat. 

Since Roe was overruled, all abortions are banned in the state of Texas 30 days after the court ruling. This restricts abortion access even more since it is not allowed even before a heartbeat can be detected. 

Abortion is now banned in the state of Texas with no exceptions for rape or incest, and no exceptions unless the life of the mother is at risk. The woman on whom the abortion is performed cannot be held criminally or civilly liable. Private citizens can sue abortion providers and those who assist patients seeking an abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy.

Traveling for Abortion

If you are considering traveling for abortion, or want to understand what your options are, please feel free to contact us. We’re here to answer any questions you may have.  

It’s extremely important when protecting your health to confirm your pregnancy is viable and healthy before considering abortion. Getting an abortion without knowing if you have a complication can be deadly.

Only you know if abortion is the answer to your pregnancy. You have the right to be informed. Whether you choose abortion or not, we want you to be able to make a confident, empowered decision about your pregnancy. 

Schedule an appointment with us to confirm your pregnancy details.