Protect Abortion Access in Texas

Protect Abortion Access in Texas

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Ash ProChoiceTXK started this petition to Texas State House and

I have many friends who have needed an abortion at some time in their life. Nearly 1 in 4 US women have an abortion in their lifetime, so pretty much everyone has a friend who has had one too. People need abortions for a variety of reasons, from financial inability to care for another child after already having one, to the fetus’ death in the womb, and even threat to their life if they were to continue the pregnancy. I would never want to be in a situation where I could not get an abortion if I needed one.

What would happen to you tomorrow if you needed to get an abortion in Texas?

In Texas, there are mandatory waiting periods and requirements to listen to fetal heartbeat — not to mention that you have to be within 6 weeks of your Last Menstrual Period (LMP), which is a huge issue when some people have irregular, or nonexistent cycles due to health reasons or birth control.

What’s happening in Texas right now?

Because of Texas’ 6 week abortion ban, we know that:

  1. Women already do not have access to healthcare. Many will die and be permanently harmed from "back street" abortions.  Restricting or making abortion illegal doesn't stop them - it just stops safe ones.
  2. Miscarriages will be investigated. When abortion is illegal that means that every pregnancy loss must be investigated to ensure the "crime" of abortion didn't happen. In Texas, this threat can come from anyone at any time.
  3. The rich will still have access to abortion.

However, Texas has trigger laws in place that will take effect 30 days after the ruling. This will SEVERELY limit any accessibility for abortion.

We know Gov. Abbott is anti-choice. But not all lawmakers throughout the state are. ABORTION IS STILL LEGAL FOR NOW.

In order to restore access to safe abortion services across Texas:

  1. State Senators and Representatives must repeal SB 8.
  2. We must elect a Governor and Attorney General who will commit to not prosecuting people who need abortions under the current Texas law.
  3. Finally, we call on medical professionals and centers to expand abortion and affordable reproductive access to more Texans.
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