The Texas Heartbeat Law Beats Strong

The heartbeat is a key and universal medical predictor of whether human life exists.
 
The Texas Heartbeat Law was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott on May 19, 2021. It went into effect on September 1, 2021. The Law prohibits abortions in Texas after the detection of the child’s heartbeat, which can be as early as 5 weeks gestation.

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Babies’ Lives Saved by the Texas Heartbeat Law since September 1, 2021:

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Resources for Pregnant Women

Pregnant women in Texas: You are not alone.  There are many resources right here in Texas for you to help you and your baby with your medical, emotional, and practical needs.  Some of the help may include maternity and baby clothing, food, furniture, temporary shelter, medical resources, adoption resources, counseling and mentoring services, assistance with education and career decisions,
as well as pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting classes.

Find  a provider below.

Other Resources for Pregnant Women

343 Pregnancy Resource Centers in Texas.
Find an Affiliate nearest you here.
OR Call 800-712-4357.

168 Pregnancy Resource Centers in Texas.
Find an Affiliate nearest you here.
OR Call 877-791-5475.

Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood director, has independently founded LoveLine.com to help women get the resources they need.
OR Call 888-550-1588.

Find out more here.
OR Call 888-919-3025.

Statistics on Resources for Pregnant Women in Texas

Latest Statistics from the
Texas Alternatives to Abortion Report

The Texas Alternatives to Abortion (A2A) program receives a federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant and state General Revenue funds to support services for pregnant women, their families, and for adoptive parents.  According to the report, A2A services are delivered through contracted service providers, including pregnancy centers, social service providers, adoption agencies, and maternity homes for pregnant women. To view the full 2020 Alternatives to Abortion Report, click here.

Statistics from Pregnancy Centers

Pregnancy Centers Report Increase in Care

Additional Resources

Legal and Policy Updates on the Heartbeat Law

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Texas Heartbeat Law Summary