Texas Health and Safety Code
Sec. § 171.152
Dismemberment Abortions Prohibited


A person may not intentionally perform a dismemberment abortion unless the dismemberment abortion is necessary in a medical emergency.


A woman on whom a dismemberment abortion is performed, an employee or agent acting under the direction of a physician who performs a dismemberment abortion, or a person who fills a prescription or provides equipment used in a dismemberment abortion does not violate Subsection (a).
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 441 (S.B. 8), Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2017.
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