When Roe v. Wade was overturned on Friday, June 24, many Texans had questions about what it means for abortion in their already strict state.
There are four criminal laws that specifically affect abortion in Texas:
– House Bill 1280 (HB 1280): bans abortion after Roe is overturned
– Senate Bill 4 (SB 4): prohibits mailing medication abortion pills
– Pre-Roe bans: criminalize providing or helping provide any abortion
– Homicide statue: criminalizes actions that cause the death of an individual
Our new brief: “After Roe: Criminal Abortion Bans in Texas” answers questions about important topics such as medical exemptions, rape and incest exemptions, ectopic pregnancies, and the various possibilities for criminal persecution of providers and people who have abortions.