Texas Abortion Clinics: Safe, Legal and Increasingly Rare


For more than a year, a coalition of independent abortion providers has been challenging the constitutionality of House Bill 2, Texas’ omnibus abortion law passed in 2013. The state has maintained that HB 2’s restrictions would make legal abortion safer, despite the opposition of mainstream medical organizations, which have said the law would “harm women’s health in very clear ways.” As the case continues to wind its way through the courts and appears likely to go to the U.S. Supreme Court, Texans are already feeling the law’s impact.

State of Texas graphic on impact of HB 2

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Alexa Garcia-Ditta is a staff writer (and former intern) covering women's health, reproductive health and health care access.


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