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Do not enact new abortion reporting requirements
  • Petitioned Texas Department of Health and Human Services

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Texas Department of Health and Human Services
Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Do not enact new abortion reporting requirements

    1. Jessica Luther
    2. Petition by

      Jessica Luther

      Austin, TX

[Note: The period for commenting on these regulations ends soon. I will be hand-delivering this petition and its signatures to the TX HHSC on Wednesday, Sep. 5.]

These new requirements are intended to make abortion more difficult to provide and harder to access for the Texas doctors who have a legal right to provide the procedure and Texans who have a legal right to undergo it.

The new proposed rules are Department of State Health Services and HHSC’s attempts at putting into statute that which Rep. Bill Zedler’s proposed legislation could not put into law with his proposed, but failed, HB 1602 (82nd Legislature) and HB 1131 (80th Legislature), as well as the unattached Zedler amendment to SB7 in 2011.

Throughout the public comment period that opened on this matter in April, DSHS has as yet been unable or unwilling to identify any existing problems that these new requirements solve, or give any reasoning for their inception beyond admitting that they are a direct response to Bill Zedler’s personal desire to see his own anti-woman, anti-choice beliefs put into legal statute by any means necessary.

HHSC, if it adopts these new abortion reporting requirements, is subverting Texas’ critical democratic process by bending to the wishes of one individual legislator.


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Amy Wynn FORT WORTH, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      My body, my decision. Your body, your decision. I would not allow someone to mandate what I am able to do or not do with my own body in my own best interests, and therefore cannot impose that type of mad ate on anyone else.

    • Pamela Fuller SAN JOSE, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Abortions are no one's business but the doctor and the woman.

    • Argon Smith SANTA MONICA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Because i believe we are entitled to do what we want!

    • Christina LuQuis FT WORTH, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      My medical decisions about my reproductive health are a personal matter between my husband, my doctor and my God. Get out of my uterus!

    • Taylor Scott HUNTSVILLE, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      I'm a woman and it's my body. I have the right to choose what happens to it.


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