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 the individual 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, extremist politicians in the Texas legislature and in Texas cities have worked to render abortion services inaccessible to as many Texans as possible.

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 Texans to get an abortion if they need one.