Governor Greg Abbott and Texas officials passed a rule to require burial or cremation for embryonic and fetal tissue after an abortion or miscarriage. And did so by bypassing the Legislature and ignoring tens of thousands of public comments and widespread opposition from the medical community.
But Whole Woman’s Health and other abortion providers are suing the state to block this twisted restriction — to fight back.
Tell Governor Abbott to stay out of decisions that should be between a woman, her family, and her doctor:
The medically unnecessary rule requiring the burial or cremation of embryonic and fetal tissue after an abortion or miscarriage is cruel. It is designed to do two things: shame and stigmatize women and cut off access to abortion care.
I stand with Whole Woman’s Health and Texas women and demand Texas stop implementing this dangerous and insulting rule.
A federal judge just blocked Governor Greg Abbott’s rule to require burial or cremation of embryonic and fetal tissue after an abortion or miscarriage.
Whole Woman’s Health and other Texas abortion providers filed suit to block this twisted restriction and they won. But our fight isn’t over.
Abbott is pushing for this law in the state Legislature and his lawyers will challenge this decision.
Click here to read the federal judge's decision here.
Read more about the lawsuit and the barriers imposed by Texas politicians latest attempt to undermine abortion access.