With the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade, many people wonder what abortion access is in their state. Will this affect women’s rights?
Read this article for what this means for abortion access in Texas and find out how this impacts women’s rights.
Will Women’s Rights or Healthcare Be Impacted?
In many states, abortion remains legal, either fully or partially. Some conditions are more restrictive than others, while others have abortion limits put in place. These bans do NOT affect a woman’s ability to receive treatment for ectopic, high-risk pregnancy, or natural miscarriages (also called spontaneous abortions).
The Dobbs decision gave the authority to regulate abortion to the states, and it has had no bearing on other rights.
How Does This Impact Texas?
In Texas, abortion is currently banned, with no exceptions for rape or incest. The only exception is if there is any threat to the life of the mother. See an in-depth state-by-state look at abortion state laws here.
If you are considering traveling out of state, neighboring states have similar restrictions. It’s important to factor in the cost of travel, plus the cost of the abortion procedures.
Before Traveling for an Abortion
Get as much information as possible before making a pregnancy decision or traveling. The best first step is to schedule an ultrasound. An ultrasound can verify the gestational age as well as the location of the pregnancy and confirm its viability.
An ultrasound will help alert you to any health complications and to know what options you are eligible for. It will help confirm the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy requiring immediate medical attention.
At the Pregnancy Help Center of Galveston, our team can inform you about all your options. Schedule a free and confidential appointment to confirm your pregnancy with our lab-grade pregnancy testing and an ultrasound today. We are here for you.