Abortion in Texas

If you’re considering abortion in Texas, you’re not alone! The compassionate team of medical professionals at Thrive Women’s Clinic is here to help you make an informed and empowered decision!

Is Abortion Legal in Texas?

Abortion is now illegal in Texas. This will not interfere with care for medical emergencies, such as miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy[1]. If you’re considering abortion, we strongly recommend receiving an ultrasound first.

Confirm Your Pregnancy

The first step is to confirm your pregnancy. Thrive Women’s Clinic provides free medical-grade pregnancy tests and ultrasounds to determine how far along you are in your pregnancy and whether or not the pregnancy is developing properly inside the uterus.

Having this information will inform your abortion options going forward.

Be Informed

Next, be informed about the different types of abortion and their associated risks.

What is Surgical Abortion and How Does it Work?

In a surgical abortion, a suction device is used to remove the embryo from the uterus through the vagina. This procedure is performed at an abortion clinic and you are sent home the same day. However, if complications arise, you may need to go to the emergency room to receive treatment.

What is the Abortion Pill?

Although it’s referred to as a pill (singular), the abortion pill actually consists of two medications: mifepristone and misoprostol. 

What are the Risks of Abortion?

Uterine Perforation. Uterine perforation occurs when one of the instruments used in surgical abortion accidentally pokes a hole in the uterus[1].

Incomplete Abortion. An abortion may not successfully remove all of the fetal tissue. This can occur in a surgical abortion or with the abortion pill. Emergency medical treatment may be required to prevent infection[1].

Asherman Syndrome. Asherman Syndrome is a condition in which ​​scar tissue forms inside the uterus. This can occur as a result of multiple surgical abortions, making it difficult to become pregnant in the future[2].

Negative Impact on Future Pregnancies. Studies have shown a link between surgical abortion and an increased risk of premature birth and low birth weight in future pregnancies[2].

Allergic Reaction. Although rare, it is possible to go into anaphylactic shock after taking misoprostol if you’re allergic to any ingredients in the medication[3].

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). Bacteria can enter the reproductive tract during any abortion, causing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)[4].
Get the unbiased medical information needed to make a fully informed decision for your unplanned pregnancy at Thrive Women’s Clinic! We’re happy to answer all of your questions!

Abortion Information in Dallas, TX

Our compassionate team is ready to serve you. Get the facts you need and the care you deserve at Thrive Women’s Clinic! Request your appointment online today!

Sources

    1. Health and Safety Code Chapter 171. Abortion. Texas Constitution and Statutes. (2021, September 1). https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/pdf/HS.171.pdf 
    2. U.S. National Library of Medicine. (2022, November 10). Abortion – Surgical. MedlinePlus. Retrieved from https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002912.htm 
    3. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. (2022, August 3). Elective Abortion: Does it Affect Subsequent Pregnancies? Mayo Clinic. Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/getting-pregnant/expert-answers/abortion/faq-20058551 
    4. Shin, Hyun Joo, et al. “Anaphylactic Shock to Vaginal Misoprostol: A Rare Adverse Reaction to a Frequently Used Drug.” PubMed Central (PMC), 9 Aug. 2018, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6137020
    5. “Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID): Symptoms, Treatments and Causes.” Cleveland Clinic, 23 Nov. 2020, my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/9129-pelvic-inflammatory-disease-pid