The ACLU of Texas works to ensure that everyone in Texas can decide if, when, and with whom they have children.
We work at the federal, state, and local levels to advance reproductive justice and abortion access. We know the decision to have an abortion is best left to an individual person, their loved ones, and their doctor. Yet, extremist politicians in Texas and around the country have passed civil and criminal laws banning abortion care and putting people and communities at risk.
Abortion is currently banned in Texas. Soon after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022, Texas’ “trigger law” went into effect, prohibiting abortion at all stages of pregnancy and threatening imprisonment and fines. Previously, Gov. Greg Abbott enacted Senate Bill 8 into law on September 1, 2021. This law effectively banned abortion around six weeks of gestation and gave strangers unprecedented authority to act as bounty hunters and collect up to $10,000 per abortion for taking doctors, health centers, and anyone who helps another person access abortion to court. These two laws are the latest in a long line of abortion restrictions in Texas.
We will continue to fight for our right to reproductive freedom for as long as it takes.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Abortion in Texas