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Texas has passed a humiliating law that requires fetal remains from abortion or miscarriage to be buried or cremated

Under the new rule, hospitals, abortion clinics, and other health care facilities are prohibited from disposing of fetal remains in sanitary landfills. Instead, they must finance cremation or burial of the remains. Texas made this clarification in response to outrage about privacy concerns.

After the Supreme Court struck down harsh and unnecessary clinic regulations across the state of Texas earlier this year, it seemed like safe, straightforward, legal access to abortion was going to be the new normal for people in the Lone Star State. However, on Monday, the Texas State Health Department released an updated edition of a government-issued booklet about abortion that’s got one glaring issue: it reproduces a known, scientifically disproven lie.

List of abortion clinics in Texas:

Austin:

Austin Women’s Health Center

512-443-2888

Planned Parenthood-Austin

512-276-8000

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Dallas:

Planned Parenthood- Dallas

214-373-1868

Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center

214-742-9310 

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Fort Worth:

Whole Woman’s Health of Fort Worth

800-778-2444/ 817-924-6641 

Planned Parenthood-Fort Worth

817-276-8063

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Houston:

Houston Women’s Clinic

713-868-4483

Texas Ambulatory Surgical Center

713-272-6900 

Suburban Women’s Clinic

713-222-9832

Planned Parenthood- Center for Choice and Ambulatory Surgical Center

713-535-2400

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McAllen:

Whole Woman’s Health

956-686-2137

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San Antonio:

Alamo Women’s Reproductive Services

210-816-2307


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For Financial Assistance: 

Nat. Abortion Federation: 1-800-772-9100 

Planned Parenthood: 1-800-230-7526

 Lilith Fund: 1-877-659-4304 ( for areas south of Waco, panhandle, and east and west tx.)

Texas Equal Access Fund: 1-888-854–4852 (dfw, Waco, panhandle, east and west tx.)

West Fund: 915-213-4535 (English) 915-213-4578 (Spanish) (for el paso and surrounding areas)

La Frontera Fund: 956-508-3329. (for the rgv and surrounding areas)

Make sure to ask your clinic if they have any discounts or “hardship” prices if you are unable to afford your procedure.

For Transportation and Lodging:

Fund Texas Choice: 512-900-8908/ 1-844-900-8908

Clinic Access Support Network: 281-947-2276 (Houston only)

The Bridge Collective: 512-524-9822 (Austin area only) 

FOR JUDICIAL BYPASS INFORMATION CALL:

1-866-999-5263

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Texas officially defunds Planned Parenthood

  • In 2015, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pledged to remove Planned Parenthood’s $3.1 million in Medicaid funding
  • Abbott was piggybacking off public outrage following the release of controversial, heavily edited videos allegedly showing Planned Parenthood officials illegally trafficking fetal tissue.
  • One year later, Abbott has made good on that promise, the Texas Tribune reported. Planned Parenthood now has 30 days to take action or be removed from Texas’ Medicaid program, which serves the poor and disabled. Read more

captainbookamir replied to your post This Doonesbury abortion cartoon… :

Can I just point out that miscarriage funerals are literally something that feature in The Handmaid’s Tale, a fucking gender dystopia story?

With every piece of anti-choice, anti-abortion legislation being proposed or made law, I’m reminded more and more that this piece of speculative fiction could become a reality. It’s terrifying.

Texas is using “informed consent” pamphlets to spread lies about abortion

  • Texas’ "informed consent" policy mandates that physicians brief patients on the risks of terminating a pregnancy
  • This comes in the form of “A Woman’s Right to Know” pamphlet.
  • The pamphlet include a section on the breast cancer risks.
  • It states: “ If you give birth to your baby, you are less likely to develop breast cancer in the future.”
  • There is no credible link between breast cancer and abortion. Read more