Based on a law passed by Texas lawmakers in 2003, the Texas Department of State Health Services developed a booklet called A Woman’s Right to Know (WRTK). Abortion providers are required to give it to Texans seeking abortion care.
This "informed consent" booklet contains an overwhelming amount of misleading and inaccurate information. Over a third of the statements about fetal development in Texas’ 2013 version were deemed medically inaccurate by a panel of anatomy experts.
The proposed version for this year goes even further. In addition to containing fetal development misinformation and repeatedly calling embryos and fetuses “your baby” instead of using proper medical terminology, WRTK also distorts the risks associated with abortion. The false risk statements in the booklet have been widely debunked and are not substantiated by medical research.
The deadline for submitting a public comment is July 29, 2016.