Interactive: Tracking Texas' Abortion Legislation
Abortion is usually a contentious issue in the Texas Legislature, but this session, lawmakers have had relatively few public debates on the topic. They've also filed half as many abortion-related bills as they did in the 2011 session — 22 bills compared to 47. Use the dropdown menu to review the different abortion bills by category; the measures with the most recent action appear at the top. This app updates every two hours.
- New Prohibitions – These bills institute new prohibitions on abortion services or abortion providers.
- Regulations on Providers – These bills create new regulations on abortion facilities or physicians who perform abortions.
- Consent – These bills alter laws related to consent for abortion or contraception, such as who may consent to an abortion for a minor.
- Repeal Existing Regulations – These bills would repeal existing regulations on abortion facilities or physicians who perform abortions.
- Data Collection – These bills set up measures to collect additional information on abortions in Texas.
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