DSHS Soliciting Public Comments

Pro-Life action is needed to keep the life-affirming changes to the Woman's Right to Know booklet.

Pro-Life Activists,

We need your help! You have the opportunity to influence the information given to women seeking abortions at a critical time in their lives – 24 hours before the abortion is scheduled to take place.

After 13 years, the Department of State Health Services is finally updating the Woman’s Right to Know booklet.  This is the booklet that abortionists are required to give women 24 hours before an elective abortion. The Department has released a new draft that makes substantial and necessary changes and updates. The new draft is a huge improvement to the old, outdated, and erroneous version.

We need you to weigh in as well! We composed a sample message that you can send below or you can add your personalized comments to the letter.

The comment period ends July 29 so please spread the word and send your comments before then.  If you’re interested in studying the proposed updates, click here.

Thank you for updating and correcting the Woman’s Right to Know Booklet! This document is an important resource for women facing the life-altering decision of aborting their preborn children. The State of Texas has an obligation to provide a woman with accurate and vitally important information about her pregnancy, the development of her preborn child, and the options available to her if she chooses to continue her pregnancy.

I appreciate the substantial and positive updates and improvements made to the booklet draft from the previous version. Opponents will attack the statements about the correlation between abortion and higher risk of breast cancer, the use of the term “baby” instead of “fetus,” and the detailed summary of preborn children’s development. However, I STRONGLY SUPPORT all of these aspects of the booklet.

I would like to request some additional updates before these changes become final.

1) Add clear and prominent language that no one can legally force her to abort and how she may receive help if being physically harmed or threatened;

2) Add references to studies finding a likely correlation between abortion and higher risk of breast cancer;

3) Update the Resource Directory that goes along with the booklet to include pregnancy centers, maternity homes, adoption agencies, and social services that have opened recently.

Thank you for considering these comments and for passing these much needed improvements.


Submission Deadline of July 29th, 5 P.M. CST Reached.

Thank you for your efforts to support life!

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