Texas Legislatures have been working to shut down abortion clinics across Texas.  If their proposed legislation passes, it will impact women seeking abortions in Texas.  According to Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, if this passes, “many women could be forced to resort to dangerous and unsafe measures.”

The Stringent Set of Abortion Laws Proposed by Texas Legislatures:

Some of the stringent laws included in the Texas abortion proposal include the following:

  • Abortions would be banned after the 20th week of pregnancy
  • Abortion doctors would need to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals
  • Abortions would need to take place at surgical centers
  • Doctors must monitor even non-surgical abortions.
  • Women who “currently take abortion-inducing pills at home would also be required to take those medications in front of the doctor by making visits to the surgical center”

“The measures are intended to protect women’s health by guaranteeing the best possible treatment and forcing abortion clinics to improve their facilities,” State Senator Glenn Hegar, R-Katy, insists.

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