TxPEP has been evaluating the ongoing impacts of Senate Bill 8, an abortion restriction that went into effect in Texas on September 1, 2021. The law remains in effect.
This JAMA study from November 2022 on Senate Bill 8 demonstrates how abortion patterns may change throughout the nation post-Roe v. Wade.
A June 2022 Perspectives piece in NEJM shows that SB 8 has had a chilling effect on a broad range of health care professionals, adversely affecting patient care and endangering people’s lives.
How Some Texans Are Getting Abortions Despite a Devastating Law
A New York Times op-ed looks at the role of abortion funds during the period Senate Bill 8 has been in effect. March 2022.
Most Women Denied Abortions by Texas Law Got Them Another Way
The Upshot features data from TxPEP on out-of-state travel to neighboring states for abortion while Senate Bill 8 has been in effect. March 2022.
Out-of-State Travel for Abortion Following Implementation of Texas Senate Bill 8
In this brief, researchers examine out-of-state travel to neighboring states for abortion care throughout the period Senate Bill 8 has been in effect. March. 2021
Initial Impacts of Texas’ Senate Bill 8 on Abortions in Texas and at Out-of-State Facilities
This research brief describes changes in the number of abortions provided in Texas during the first 30 days that SB8 was in effect and reports on wait times. Oct. 2021
TxPEP research on the number of abortions before and after the implementation of Senate Bill 8 is profiled in The Upshot (New York Times). Oct. 2021
This brief explains the bill from both a legal and medical perspective. July 2021