On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade (1973) in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This decision reversed the constitutional right to abortion and established a post-Roe United States in which many states, including Texas, have banned or severely restricted the right to abortion care.
In addition to our research below, TxPEP is working with UCSF to study clinical care post-Roe. Read more about the project here.
This preliminary research, based on anonymous submissions of stories from providers, shows that abortion bans are harming people who need pregnancy care by blocking providers from doing their jobs.
In this brief, TxPEP examines the various lengths as which people will go to obtain the abortion they want or need and the barriers they face in order to obtain abortion care.
“Abortion Bans Threaten All Pregnancy Care”
This op-ed highlights the implications of abortion bans on providers and all pregnant people, including those experiencing medically complex pregnancies.
Map: Post-Roe Abortion Access for Texans
This TxPEP original graphic shows regional abortion access for Texans as well as common driving distances to nearby states.
After Roe: Criminal Abortion Bans in Texas
This research brief explains the criminal abortion bans in Texas, including the pre-Roe bans, the homicide statute, Senate Bill 4, and House Bill 1280 (the “trigger ban”).
“We Must Secure the Right to Contraception”
The Progressive features an op-ed from Kristen Lagasse Burke that argues that existing reproductive health landscape in the United States calls for more, not less, access to contraception.