Political Info and Laws in Brief
- Governor Rick Perry (R) is anti-choice.
- The Texas House is anti-choice.
- The Texas Senate is anti-choice.
Texas has criminal bans on abortion.
Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay
Texas law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
Counseling Ban/Gag Rule
Texas prohibits certain state employees and organizations receiving state funds from counseling or referring women for abortion services.
Crisis Pregnancy Centers
Texas funds CPCs directly, refers women to CPCs, and has a "Choose Life" license-plate program.
Public Facilities and Employees Restriction
Texas prohibits the use of public funds for the direct or indirect costs of most abortion services.
Refusal to Provide Medical Services
Texas allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion
Texas restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion
Texas law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental notice and consent.
Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)
Texas subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
OTHER RELEVANT LAWS
Post-Viability Abortion Restriction
Texas restricts post-viability abortion.