Public Health Committee Met Without Public Input To Rush Medication Abortion Ban

Austin, TX – The Public Health Committee met at 2 PM today to consider SB 4, a ban on medication abortion. It passed out of committee without any public input. 

Avow Executive Director Aimee Arrambide issued the following statement: 

Refusing to have timely hearings with public input is what cowards do when they know their proposed legislation is unpopular and baseless. Chair Stephanie Klick knows SB 4 is dangerous and unpopular and that’s why she decided to have a last-minute hearing to avoid public dissent on a bill restricting medication abortion. 

Medication abortion is completely safe. This is the most common abortion sought by people between 7 and 10 weeks. Doctors in Texas should not be charged with a felony for following the FDA label and the standard of care for medication abortion. Chair Klick may not want to give Texans transparency, but we’re still going to hold her accountable. 



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