It Should Be Easy To
Access Abortion in Texas
We believe every person in Texas has the right to access an abortion without hassle or hustle—and we want everyone to know about the current laws and restrictions preventing that access.
Some of the worst anti-abortion laws in the country have been in place in Texas for years, and we can see and feel how terrible and burdensome they are.
But a better world is possible—abortion funds and health care providers are fighting for abortion access for all Texans. Join us in this fight.
For more than 45 years, a web of unconstitutional, anti-abortion restrictions have multiplied in our state, affecting all Texans but cutting off abortion access specifically to Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Texans, Queer/Trans folks, low income folks, and people living in rural communities. These communities disproportionately lack access to quality health care in Texas, especially abortion care. Texans have been resisting for decades, and Texas abortion funds and health care providers have been fighting these restrictions in court since we filed The People’s Lawsuit in 2018. Learn more about us and The People’s Lawsuit’s ongoing work here.
We are challenging, in the courtroom and in our communities:
Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (“TRAP”) laws
Laws that deny abortion patients the benefits of scientific progress
Mandatory disclosure and mandatory delay laws
Parental involvement laws
The University of Texas withholding credit from students who complete a field placement internship with organizations that support people in accessing abortion care
Texans continue to support one another - abortion in Texas is STILL legal,
and support is available. Know your rights.
As plaintiffs in The People’s Lawsuit, Whole Woman’s Health Alliance, The Afiya Center, Fund Texas Choice, Lilith Fund, Texas Equal Access Fund, West Fund, and Dr. Bhavik Kumar have been building power individually and collectively in the Texas reproductive health, rights, and justice movement.
As access to abortion care continues to be eroded, we ask that you join us in this moment. The Texas legislature has named ending legal abortion a priority for this year’s legislative session. Cities around the state continue to pass unconstitutional “Sanctuary City” ordinances outlawing abortion in their jurisdictions. Gov. Greg Abbott and indicted-Attorney General Ken Paxton did everything in their power to enforce a statewide ban on abortion care at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly a year ago. Now is the time to make your voice heard in opposition to politicians infringing on reproductive freedom.
Texans, especially Black Texans and other Texans of color, deserve better. We’re fighting for and building a more equitable and just future where access to abortion is a reality for everyone.