There is a lot of news out there about the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. It’s sometimes confusing to know what’s going on.
Here are the facts about abortion and what it means for abortion access in your state.
Is Abortion Now Illegal?
Yes and no. The overturning of Roe v. Wade did not make abortion completely illegal throughout the United States. Instead, it gave the power of the law over to each state, with some states restricting abortion more than others. Each state now determines its regulations for elective abortion.
Is Treatment for Ectopic Pregnancy Available?
Yes! There are no laws restricting treatment for ectopic pregnancy, as it’s a completely different method than abortion. Ectopic pregnancy is a non-viable pregnancy that requires medical attention, while abortion is a pregnancy option that terminates an existing viable pregnancy.
There are no current laws restricting this care.
Is Abortion Legal in Texas Since Roe is Overturned?
No. Though Texas had strict abortion laws before the overturning of Roe, Texas has banned all types of abortion except for the case of life endangerment.
Can Women Still Get Medical Treatment for Miscarriages?
Yes. The banning of abortion does not impact a woman’s right to seek necessary medical treatment that is essential in safeguarding her health and wellbeing.
Women seeking treatment for a miscarriage still have the access to maternal care under the state’s laws.
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If you are considering abortion, it’s essential to first confirm your pregnancy results with lab-quality pregnancy testing and an ultrasound exam at our center.
An ultrasound is vital to understand what your abortion options are. It will date your pregnancy, confirm whether it’s a healthy and viable pregnancy, and confirm the location (whether it’s within your uterus).
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