Latest TX HHSC Report Proves Naysayers Wrong, Texas Doctors Continue to Perform Life-Saving Abortions Each Month Since Dobbs

Latest TX HHSC Report Proves Naysayers Wrong, Texas Doctors Continue to Perform Life-Saving Abortions Each Month Since Dobbs

AUSTIN, TX—The latest report of monthly abortions released by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission shows that Texas’ abortion laws continue to save unborn babies’ lives from abortion while also saving pregnant women’s lives. 

The July 1 report for reported abortions shows a consistent trend. For the first 20 months after the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson, from July 2022 to February 2024, reported elective abortions plummeted from thousands each month to zero. 

At the same time, doctors reported performing 97 medically necessary abortions, all in hospitals.

“Texas’ laws are saving unborn babies from abortion and protecting women’s lives in rare and tragic cases when pregnancy endangers their lives or health,” said Amy O’Donnell, Texas Alliance for Life’s Communications Director. “The latest reports show claims by critics and naysayers to the contrary are completely baseless.”

The monthly average of reported abortions for medical necessity, defined as abortions to protect the life or health of the woman, after Dobbs is 4.8. That number is comparable to the monthly average before Dobbs, from January 2022 to May 2022, which is 2.6.

No doctor has been prosecuted by a district attorney, sanctioned by the Texas Medical Board or sued by the Attorney General. No pregnant woman has lost her life because of the provisions of Texas’ abortion laws, even with more than 360,000 live births in Texas each year.

The Texas Supreme Court, in Texas v. Zurawski, recently determined that the Texas Human Life Protection Act, which protects unborn babies from abortion with an exception for abortions when “a woman has a life-threatening physical condition that places her at risk of death or serious physical impairment unless an abortion is performed,” is both constitutional and clear. 

Physicians may use “reasonable medical judgment” to determine whether a pregnancy requires a medically necessary abortion. The Court emphasized that the law does not require a physician to wait until a woman’s life is in imminent danger before performing a life-saving abortion.

Shortly afterward, the Texas Medical Board, which regulates physicians, issued rules explaining the law, including the provision that the medical necessity exception does not require the woman’s death to be imminent before a doctor can perform an abortion.

Support Christian Journalism

Freedom ​is Not Free! Free Speech is essential to a functioning Republic. The assault on honest, Christian Journalism and Media has taken a devastating toll over the last two years. Many Christian media outlets have not survived.

It is through your Generosity and Support that we are able to promote Free Speech and Safeguard our Freedoms and Liberties throughout our Communities and the Nation. Without your donations, we cannot continue to publish articles written through a Biblical worldview.

Please consider donating or subscribing today. A donation of any size makes a Big Difference. Thank you for your Support!

Katy and Fort Bend Christian Magazines

Katy and Fort Bend Christian Magazines have over fifteen years of experience in getting Christian-centered messages out to the Greater Houston area and national communities on issues of significant sociocultural and economic interest and represent the only suite of family-oriented publications of its kind in the Houston metropolitan region. As a gold standard in parachurch publications, Katy and Fort Bend Christian Magazines pride themselves on the values of enterprise, family, and truthfulness, and have helped foster a culture of fearless honesty, rigor of business and industry, and interconnected networking among the readership.