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Texas law on abortion drug

Texas Law

In the second special session of 2013, the Texas Legislature passed HB 2. This bill added new restrictions to the use of abortion-inducing medication such as "the Mifeprex regimen, misoprostol (Cytotec), and methotrexate." Specifically, this bill added Subchapter D to the Woman's Right to Know Act.

After amendments in 2017 and 2021, this subchapter requires a physician to do the following in order to prescribe such medication:

  • Examine the patient in person;
  • Document the gestational age of the pregnancy in the patient's medical records;
  • Provide a phone number where the patient can obtain help with complications 24 hours a day;
  • Schedule a follow-up appointment within 14 days and make a reasonable effort to get the patient to attend;
  • Satisfy the informed consent procedures required by Subchapter B of the Woman's Right to Know Act; and
  • Report the abortion to the Department of Health and Human Services as required by Health & Safety Code 245.011.