There are a lot of rumors flying around after the controversial overruling of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court. Some sources are claiming that more women are going to die because life-saving procedures will now be banned while others are left wondering if abortion is now automatically illegal in all 50 states.
Read this article to understand what actually happened, and what is currently legal in the state of Texas.
Is Abortion Now Illegal in All 50 states?
When Roe was struck down in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, this simply meant that the Supreme Court handed authority to regulate or allow abortion to each state.
Abortion is now banned in many states and more bans are anticipated soon, including Texas.
Will Women be Able to Receive the Medical Care They Need?
In the state of Texas, there is no current law that bans a medical provider from giving care to a pregnant woman. The Supreme Court ruling only impacts policies related to abortion, not other procedures related to care for a natural miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, or a stillbirth.
What Does This Mean for Texas?
Before Roe v. Wade, in 2021, Texas prohibited abortions after a fetal heartbeat could be detected, which is typically around 6 weeks after conception.
On August 25th, 30 days after the judgement, all abortions will be banned in the state of Texas, even before a heartbeat can be detected, except in cases of life endangerment.
Regardless of the current abortion access, we are committed to providing valuable pregnancy services to women in need at no cost.
At Open Door Pregnancy Family Resource Center, we offer limited ultrasounds which can provide more information about the viability of your pregnancy and confirm the gestational age (which can affect abortion eligibility in other states).
Contact us today to schedule an appointment!