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At the time of publication, abortion is still legal in Texas before the first detection of fetal heart activity, which typically occurs around six weeks. However, if the Supreme Court’s draft opinion on Roe v. Wade mirrors the court’s final ruling that performing an abortion (but not receiving one) will become a felony 30 days after the Supreme Court overturned Roe, due to a “trigger law” the legislature enacted last year.
Current Texas law requires physicians to examine patients in person before providing abortion medication and prohibits the delivery of such medication by mail. Patients who use telemedicine to abort are not criminally liable, although some states have prosecuted such patients under different laws.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved abortion drugs up to 10 weeks gestation.
Disclaimer: The following does not constitute an endorsement of the organizations, companies, and services listed, but is intended to inform readers of resources that Texas abortion seekers have taken advantage of.
Access to aid Virtual care and prescriptions. aidaccess.org
Austin Women’s Health Center Medical care focused on abortion follow-up. 512/443-2888. austinwomenshealth.com
Planned parenthood Abortion clinic and reproductive healthcare provider. planningparenthood.org
Overall Women’s Health Abortion clinic and virtual abortion care provider. wholewomanshealth.com
Financial assistance for abortion costs
Brigitte Alliance Provides funds for trips to New Mexico and Colorado. brigidalliance.org
Texas Choice Funds Provides funding for abortion-related expenses, including travel and accommodation. fundtexaschoice.org
Mariposa Fund Provides support to undocumented people seeking abortion care in New Mexico. mariposafund.org
Lilith Fund Provides direct funding for abortions. lilithfund.org
SYS (Support your Sistah) Provides money, childcare assistance, food, transportation, and abortion doulas. Direct line: 469/978-7710. theafiyacenter.org
Texas Equal Access Fund Provides direct funding for abortions. teafund.org
Online pharmacies overseas selling abortion pills
Source: Plan C
Safe Abortion Pills secureabortionpills.com
Abortion Rx abortionrx.com
Generic abortion pills genericabortionpills.com
Buy MTP Kits bit.ly/3y9Riaf
Abortion Privacy abortionprivacy.com
Abortion Pills Online onlineabortionpillrx.com
Planned parenthood The North Austin location provides medical care. 512/331-1288. bit.ly/3s5XZGo
The Bridge Collective Provides convenient transportation and support; offers emergency contraception and free pregnancy tests.thebridgecollective.org
National Network of Abortion Funds Connects people to local abortion funds. abortionfunds.org
Need for abortion Provides information about accessing abortion care in Texas. needabortion.org
Diet C Provides information on ordering abortion pills by mail. plancpills.org
Jane’s Due Process Provides free legal aid to pregnant minors. 24/7 hotline: 866/999-5263 (English and Spanish; also accepts SMS). janesdueprocess.org
Telephone advice and assistance
All Options Support for unwanted pregnancies and advice on options. 888/493-0092. all-options.org
Exhale Pro-Voice Post-abortion support hotline. Text hotline: 617/749-2948. exhaleprovoice.org