- Abbott signed a law restricting medication abortion.
Abbott Signed Law Narrowing Window For Medication Abortion From 10 Weeks To Just Seven Weeks Post-Conception. According to the Texas Tribune, “Just weeks after a near-total ban on abortion went into effect in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott ceremonially signed a separate bill into law on Friday that will restrict Texans’ access to abortion-inducing medication. The new law — which would narrow the window in which physicians are allowed to give abortion-inducing medication to patients from 10 weeks to seven weeks into a pregnancy — represents a doubling down by state elected officials on abortion policies that are now among the strictest in the country.” [Texas Tribune, 9/24/21]
The Law Also Included Provisions Banning The Mailing Of Abortion Pills. According to the Texas Tribune, “The new law will also prohibit mailing abortion-inducing drugs. In April, the Biden administration temporarily allowed the medication to be mailed when in-person visits were not always possible due to the pandemic.” [Texas Tribune, 9/24/21]