Can Women Die if They Can’t Have an Abortion?

pregnant woman who had abortion

The overturning of Roe v. Wade invited many questions into Americans’ minds. Women wondered whether they could access medical care for conditions like ectopic pregnancy. Others questioned if their state banned abortion altogether. 

Everyone needs to gain clarity on these issues. Facts matter, and you deserve to receive accurate information. 

Is Abortion Legal in Texas?

In the state of Texas, abortion is banned, with a few exceptions. If the life or health of the woman is in jeopardy, abortion is permitted. This means that women do not need to worry about their lives being at stake. They can access the medical care they need if they have a serious or life-threatening illness. 

What About Pregnancy-Related Conditions?

Sometimes, certain pregnancy-related conditions mean you must seek additional medical care. An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants in a location other than the uterus, such as a fallopian tube. This condition is very dangerous and requires medical intervention. However, an abortion procedure does not treat an ectopic pregnancy, so it is unnecessary.

The same goes for miscarriages. This condition can occur in up to 26% of all pregnancies, and you may require medical treatment for the pregnancy tissue to pass. But neither a medical or surgical abortion procedure treats a miscarriage. 

If you are pregnant and diagnosed with one of these conditions, know you will receive the necessary medical assistance. 

I’m Pregnant. What Do I Do Now?

Cleburne Pregnancy Center is here to help you if you have an unexpected pregnancy. We provide free and confidential services like limited ultrasounds and options information. Our advocates will support you with the education and resources you need. 

Contact us today to make an appointment. You don’t have to experience a challenging situation by yourself. We are here for you.