Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 245.025
Human Trafficking Signs Required


An abortion facility shall display separate signs, in English, Spanish, and any additional language as required by Subsection (b), side by side in accordance with this section in each restroom and patient consulting room. The signs must include the following information:


no person, including an individual’s parents, may force any individual to have an abortion;


it is illegal for a person to force an individual to engage in sexual acts;


a woman who needs help may call or text a state or national organization that assists victims of human trafficking and forced abortions; and


the toll-free number of an organization described by Subdivision (3).


In addition to the information required under Subsection (a), the sign must include the contact information for reporting suspicious activity to the Department of Public Safety.


Signs required under this section must be in English and Spanish. If an abortion facility is located in a political subdivision required to provide election materials in a language other than English or Spanish under Section 272.011 (Bilingual Election Materials Required in Certain Political Subdivisions), Election Code, the facility shall display a separate sign in that language.


Signs required under this section must be at least 8-1/2 by 11 inches in size and displayed in a conspicuous manner clearly visible to the public and employees of an abortion facility. The notice must cover at least four-fifths of the sign.


The executive commissioner shall adopt rules as necessary to implement and enforce this section.
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 858 (H.B. 2552), Sec. 12, eff. September 1, 2017.
Amended by:
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 280 (H.B. 3721), Sec. 5, eff. September 1, 2021.

Source: Section 245.025 — Human Trafficking Signs Required, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­245.­htm#245.­025 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

§ 245.025’s source at texas​.gov