Doctors report compromising care out of fear of Texas abortion law

A new paper from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project says the confusion may be a harbinger for a post-Roe v. Wade world.

BY ELEANOR KLIBANOFF
JUNE 23, 2022

Doctors worried about getting sued under Texas’ restrictive abortion law have delayed treating pregnancy complications until patients’ lives were in danger, according to a paper from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project.

The law, which empowers private citizens to file suit against anyone who “aids or abets” in an abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy, has caused confusion among providers and complicated treatment for patients facing pregnancy complications, the study found.

https://www.texastribune.org/2022/06/23/texas-abortion-law-doctors-delay-care/