Post-Roe v. Wade in Texas: Info + Action Center

On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States released a ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. On July 3, abortion clinics in Texas were forced to cease operations, and as of August 25, our “trigger law” is officially in effect. The law bans abortion from fertilization and criminalizes any attempt by a medical professional to perform, induce, or attempt an abortion, and it increases the penalties for performing an abortion up to life in prison. The trigger law also says that the attorney general “shall” bring a lawsuit to seek a civil penalty of no less than $100,000 per abortion performed.

On this page, you’ll find more information on what abortion access will look like post-Roe in Texas, answers to some common questions, tips for talking about abortion, details about state-based events and rallies, and more.

While there is still much uncertainty in the wake of Roe v. Wade’s fall, there is one thing we do know: Our fight to make abortion permanently legal, safe, and accessible for everyone cannot and will not stop. Our care for our communities cannot stop.

Pledge to Protect & Support Abortion Access in a Post-Roe World

Rally, Actions & Events Calendar

This section will be updated as we learn about new events and rallies

Read More About Our Reproductive Justice Work

Visit our blog to learn more about our current & past work to fight for reproductive justice and destigmatize abortion care pre and post-Roe.

Oct 6, 2022

Dear Mr. Governor, There is No Alternative to Abortion.

“There is no alternative to abortion. Plan B is not an alternative to abortion. Adoption is not an alternative to abortion. Baby supplies are not an alternative to abortion.” Content warning: sexual assault, forced birth,…

Sep 9, 2022

Texans Taking Care of Texans: Meet This Quarter’s Super Volunteers

Last week, the State Board of Education (SBOE) chose to delay the revision of Texas’ social studies curriculum, referred to as the Social Studies TEKs, wasting $200,000 of state funds allocated to workgroups. The members…

Sep 1, 2022

One Year After Texas’ Six-Week Abortion Ban, Voters Are Ready To Proclaim “We Want Freedom Over Our Bodies” at the Ballot Box

A year ago today, Senate Bill 8, Texas’ six-week abortion ban, went into effect. Since then, Texans and the nation have seen the traumatizing effects of taking away our access to the full spectrum of…

Aug 24, 2022

Texas’ “Trigger” Law Is Now in Effect, but Our Fight for Legal, Safe Abortion for All Will Not Be Stopped.

Roe fell on June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court devastated thousands of Texans on that Friday in June as we saw our last nationwide legal line of defense for abortion access crumble. In many ways,…

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Commonly Asked Questions & Tips for Talking About Abortion

This section will be updated as we learn more about what a post-Roe world in Texas will mean for the community.

TFN President Val Benavidez’s Statement

“For years, we have known that the day when abortion access would be challenged, and possibly stolen, at the Supreme Court was coming. Still, it is devastating to learn that the far-right’s totalitarian vision for the future has come to fruition with the U.S. Supreme Court’s official ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade.

“We know that the majority of the country opposes abortion bans, but far-right politicians continue to criminalize and weaponize our bodies for political power and control–a tactic we’re all too familiar with in Texas, where a six-week abortion ban has been in effect since September 2021. We also know that while Roe deserved to be protected, legality alone has never been enough to provide equitable access to abortion care for Black, rural, LGBTQIA+, and other historically marginalized communities. We will never stop fighting for policies that let all people know they are trusted to make their own pregnancy decisions.

“Abortion is healthcare and it should be a protected, accessible right for everyone. While today we mourn this loss and the Court’s failure, we must transform our grief into action by caring for our communities, taking our rage to the ballot box, and continuing to fight in the courts, in Congress, and at the state legislature for changes that protect our right to abortion once and for all.”