The ACLU of Texas works to ensure that everyone in our great state can make the best decision for themselves and for their family about when and whether to have a child, without undue influence by politicians and special interest groups.

The decision to have an abortion is deeply personal, and is best left to a person, their family, and their doctor. But in spite of the constitutional guarantee to safe, legal abortion services established by Roe v. Wade in 1973, extremists in the Texas legislature have worked to render abortion services inaccessible to as many Texans as possible. In 2013, for example, state legislators ignored the voices of the thousands of Texans who had gathered in and around the Capitol and passed one of the most restrictive anti-choice laws in the country.

Abortion is one of the most common medical procedures performed today, and it’s incredibly safe. We must fight back against laws that make it difficult if not impossible for someone to get an abortion if they need one.