Abortion advocates believe it could take years to undo the harm caused by HB2.
There’s a prevalent myth that the majority of people seeking abortions are in their teens or trying to avoid parenthood, but study after study is proving that just isn’t the case.
Abortion is often framed as a woman’s issue, with many women stepping forward to share their own stories and try to change the stigmatizing narrative that dominates society; but more and more, men are sharing their experiences with abortion, too.
Renee Bracey Sherman is a never-ending resource of information when it comes to the current political fight for abortion rights in the country. On this week’s episode of Women’s Health’s podcast, “Uninterrupted,” she shares her own abortion story, and the reason why she will always be open and honest about it.
As evidenced by the recent Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs and the arsons at abortion clinics across the country, abortion providers take great risks to their personal safety to ensure that the 1 in 3 women choosing abortion are able to receive safe care.
HB 2 went into partial effect in 2013 and forced patients to endure a mandatory delay of 24 hours before their abortion procedure. It also required abortion clinics to undergo costly renovations to become ambulatory surgical centers (ASC). If the Supreme Court doesn’t intervene in this case, it is estimated that these restrictions will leave Texas with only 9 clinics for more than five million women of reproductive age.