Times are changing and so are abortion access laws. The overturning of Roe v. Wade in June 2022 has drastically changed the climate of abortion in the U.S. leaving women wondering what’s next.
Did the overturning of Roe v. Wade Affect TX? Here are the facts. You are not alone as you navigate your unplanned pregnancy.
What Did the Overturning of Roe v. Wade Do?
In the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court gave over the legal power of access to abortion to the states. Each state now makes its own laws regarding abortion.
Abortion Access in Texas
Abortion is banned in many states, and more states are working to pass similar abortion laws. Texas previously had a 6-week ban on abortion because around 6 weeks after conception, the fetus develops a heartbeat.
Since Roe was overturned all abortions were banned in the state of Texas 30 days after the court ruling. Abortion is now restricted even more since it is not allowed even before a heartbeat can be detected. The only exception is in cases of life endangerment.
Traveling for Abortion
If you are thinking about traveling for an abortion due to limited abortion access in your state, you will first need an ultrasound.
An ultrasound is the only way to confirm the viability of the pregnancy, the age of the pregnancy (which can affect eligibility for abortion in other states), and the location of your pregnancy (whether it’s growing within your uterus). An ultrasound will also alert you to any possible complications.
At Woman to Woman, we are here for you. Schedule an appointment to meet with our medical personnel for a private consultation to receive detailed pregnancy information.
Our goal is to ensure every woman is provided with the medically accurate information and support she needs to make an informed decision regarding her pregnancy.