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Abortion access in Texas is under attack and we need you!

Several dangerous anti-abortion bills are on the move in the Texas legislature. We must take action now to stop these bills from going any further. 

Take action with us RIGHT NOW: 

  • ☎️ Call the Chair of the House Calendars committee, Chair Dustin Burrows, at (512) 463-0542, using the following script: “I’m a Texas resident calling to tell Chair Burrows and the Calendars Committee to STOP advancing any legislation that attacks abortion access. I strongly oppose House Bills 1173, 1280, 1515, 2313, 2337, 3218, and 3760. The Texas House needs to focus on the real crises facing Texans like access to health care, responding to COVID-19, maternal mortality, and the energy crisis, not Dan Patrick’s political agenda.”
  • ☎️ Call the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Speaker Dade Phelan, at (512) 463-1000, using the following script: “I’m a Texas resident calling to tell the Speaker to STOP advancing any legislation that attacks abortion access. I strongly oppose House Bills 1173, 1280, 1515, 2313, 2337, 3218, and 3760. The Texas House needs to focus on the real crises facing Texans like access to health care, responding to COVID-19, maternal mortality, and the energy crisis, not Dan Patrick’s political agenda.”

Read more about the bills we are fighting against:

  • HB 1515/SB 8: 6-Week Ban – an unconstitutional, near total ban on abortion that creates a civil cause of action that allows ANYONE to sue an abortion provider and anyone who helped a person get an abortion for a perceived violation of any abortion restriction.
  • HB 1280/SB 9: Trigger Ban – bans abortion in Texas with few exceptions in the case that Roe v. Wade gets overturned, while also subjecting doctors to criminal and civil penalties and disciplinary actions.
  • HB 2337/SB 394: Medication abortion restrictions – places extensive restrictions on how and when a provider can provide medication abortion. Mifepristone, the medication used in a medication abortion, is already subject to FDA restrictions and has a proven safety record
  • HB 2313/SB 802: Abortion counseling & patient database – violates the privacy of Texans by creating a record & two-factor authentication of people and seeking abortions and forcing them to reveal their medical decisions to unlicensed strangers who are not their providers
  • HB 3218/SB 1173: Reason ban and removal of the compassionate exception – unconstitutionally bans abortion based on a person’s private decision-making & alleged reason for having an abortion, & forces people to carry nonviable pregnancies against their will until they miscarry.
  • HB 1173/SB 650: Attack on City of Austin’s (#AbortionAccessATX) logistical support for abortion – prohibits cities’ ability to fund programs that would provide logistical support for people seeking abortion like childcare, travel and doula support
  • HB 3760/SB 1647: Omnibus anti-abortion bill – an omnibus style bill that adds additional unconstitutional restrictions and hurdles for both patients and medical professionals.