- November 17, 2015

Study: 100,000+ Texas Women Have Tried Self-Induced Abortion


THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE — At least 100,000 Texas women (from age 18 to 49) have attempted to terminate a pregnancy without medical assistance, unprecedented research shows.

New findings, released today by the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP), a University of Texas at Austin-based five-year analysis of the impact Legislative policies have had on Texas women’s health, found abortion self-induction appears more common in Texas compared to other parts of the U.S. Researchers point to the state’s harsh abortion clinic restrictions, including House Bill 2, and the proximity to the U.S.-Mexico border, where abortion-inducing drug misoprostol is often available…