Texas Policy Evaluation Project

Texas State Abortion Rate Decreases 13% Since Implementation of Restrictive Law

Thu, July 24, 2014

A new paper from The Texas Policy Evaluation Project demonstrates a 13% decline in the abortion rate in Texas and a sharp reduction in medical abortion since House Bill 2 (HB2) went into effect in November 2013.  The law includes provisions restricting medical abortion, banning most procedures after 20 weeks post-fertilization and requiring physicians to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.  

To read the full press release, click here.

To request a copy of the paper, contact Laura Dixon, TxPEP Media Liaison, at ldixon@prc.utexas.edu.

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