7 Anti-Abortion Restrictions Advance in the Texas House

Last week, the House heard seven anti-abortion restrictions that have already passed in the Senate. Coupled with the existing restrictions in Texas, accessing abortion care under the proposed policies would be impossible.

Here’s what anti-abortion lawmakers are just steps away from passing:

#1) 6-week abortion ban: HB 1515 / SB 8 is an extreme and dangerous bill that would outright ban abortion in the state and as soon as two weeks after a missed period. This bill also creates frivolous and harassing lawsuits against doctors and anyone who helps patients access care.

Bottom line: This bill bans abortion before most people know they're pregnant and would allow dangerous, out-of-state actors to sue and harass people who support Texans seeking abortion care.

#2) Fake clinics: HB 2313 / SB 802 would force Texans to consult staff at fake clinics as before obtaining an abortion, effectively giving a stranger with no medical expertise veto power over their pregnancy decision.

Bottom line: Instead of strengthening the social safety net in Texas, this bill continues to funnel money to illegitimate, fake clinics and shame Texans who seek abortion care.

#3) Trigger ban: HB 1280 / SB 9 is an extreme bill that would ban abortion in Texas with few exceptions, while also subjecting doctors to criminal and civil penalties and disciplinary actions. This bill risks Texan’s lives for political gain; if allowed to take effect, the consequences would be dire.

#4) Medication abortion ban: HB 2337 / SB 394 restricts when a person can access medication abortion, which is already subject to FDA restrictions and has a proven safety record.

#5) “Reason” ban and removal of the compassionate exception: HB 3218 / SB 1173 unconstitutionally bans abortion based on a person’s private decision-making and alleged reason for having an abortion, and forces people to carry nonviable pregnancies against their will until they miscarry.

#6) Omnibus abortion ban: HB 3760 / SB 1647 is a combo bill that delivers almost all of these bans in one big package.

#7) Local government support ban: HB 1173 / SB 650 would prevent local governments from providing practical support, such as travel, lodging, and child care, to people seeking abortion care.

Bottom line: Extremist lawmakers have one politically-motivated agenda: to end abortion access in Texas.

The majority of Texans support access to abortion, but extremist Texas legislators are hellbent on passing the dangerous agenda of an out-of-touch anti-abortion lobby.

Take action now to tell lawmakers that you support access to abortion and reproductive healthcare and OPPOSE abortion restrictions that hurt Texans.