Post-Roe Info + Action Center

On this page, you’ll find information on what abortion access looks like post-Roe in Texas.
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 and will not stop.

Status of Abortion Access in Texas

On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade with their ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, decimating our last nationwide legal line of defense for abortion access.
On July 3, 2022, abortion clinics in Texas ceased operations, and by Aug. 25, 2022, our “trigger law” was officially in effect. The law bans abortion from fertilization and criminalizes any attempt by a medical professional to perform, induce, or attempt an abortion. It also increases the penalties for performing an abortion up to life in prison.
In 2022 and 2023, multiple cities across Texas, including Austin, San Antonio, Denton, Dallas, and El Paso, passed the Guarding the Right to Abortion Care for Everyone (GRACE) Act, which states that police will deprioritize investigations regarding people obtaining or aiding in abortions.
In December 2023, Kate and Justin Cox sued the state of Texas for the right to have an abortion under the medical exemptions to the ban. The Texas Supreme Court ruled against Kate, forcing her to flee her home state for abortion care.
On June 11, 2024, the Amarillo City Council rejected anti-abortion extremist Mark Lee Dickson’s “sanctuary city for the unborn” ordinance, which would’ve banned the use of the city’s roads and highways to seek an abortion out of state.
On June 13, 2024, the Supreme Court rejected a challenge to mifepristone’s FDA approval, keeping it accessible in states without bans and protecting medical abortion for Texans who must travel outside of the state for abortion care.

Protect & Support Abortion Access in a Post-Roe World

Rallies, Actions, & Events Calendar

This section will be updated as we learn about new online actions, events, and rallies. This is not an exhaustive list, but we hope you’ll be able to find an event or action that works for you!


Bigger Than Roe – Bans Off Our Bodies

Where:Ft. Worth, TX
Tarrant County Court

Exactly one year ago the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. We will mobilize to let partisan extremists know that we will not let democracy die; we’re not done fighting. We will mobilize to let authoritarians know that we will not allow protest or freedom of speech to be chilled or killed in our country.


Bigger Than Roe Anniversary Protest

Where:Main Street Garden Park
Dallas, TX

Come join us and fight these bans on our bodies, so we can embrace a world where everyone has equal access to abortion, gender-affirming care, and trauma-informed and culturally sensitive pregnancy care that does not result in patient death. Health care is a human right. Let’s make the legislators fear our rage.


National Day of Action in Amarillo

Where:Amarillo, TX (Address provided upon registration)

On June 24, wherever we are, we will mobilize to let the world know that we’re still fighting. We are STILL the resistance. And we won’t go back.


Avow: Quiz for a Cause for Abortion Rights with Geeks Who Drink

Where:Butterfly Bar
Austin, TX

It’s been quite a year since the Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. JWHO to overturn Roe v. Wade, and trigger legislation here in Texas to ban abortion completely. On top of that, this legislative session has been especially grueling. While abortion rights aren’t the main target this year, these attacks on LGBTQ Texans – especially trans Texans – are heartbreaking.

We all need a little break, a little fun, and a little trivia! Suggested donation: $5 per person.


“Give Me an A” Movie Premiere

Where:Alamo Drafthouse – Village
Austin, TX

17 films. 17 female filmmakers. One Supreme Court ruling. A countless number of women. From satire to horror to science fiction, GIVE ME AN A is an urgent and passionate response from a group of women committed to protecting or securing their right to privacy, bodily autonomy, and healthcare. These films are a unified voice that tells the world how they feel about the overturning of Roe v Wade.

Online Actions

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.

Austin, TX has the second-highest score for reproductive freedom among any other city in a red state! Here’s how we helped:

NIRH’s local reproductive freedom index shows that Austin, Texas has the second highest score for reproductive freedom among any other city in a state with the “most restrictive” abortion bans as of 2023 (according to the Guttmacher Institute). While Austin hasn’t had a major ballot initiative giving voters the chance to reaffirm their support for abortion protections, Austin has passed a slate of protections for abortion seekers and those experiencing pregnancy loss called the GRACE Act. TFN directly advocated for the passage of the initiative in 2022 alongside partners.

While the GRACE Act failed to pass the same year in El Paso, after TFN and Texas Rising’s endorsed candidates for City Council took office in 2023, El Paso was able to pass the same act, though less direct protections for abortion are included in El Paso’s act compared to Austin.

While other cities in Texas scored by the index garnered lower scores than Austin, they remain average compared to cities in other restrictive states. Within Texas, a direct correlation can be made between voter turnout and progressive stances on abortion and reproductive health access:

Travis County had 52% turnout for registered voters in 2022 compared to 43% in Harris County and 33% in El Paso County.

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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.”