Texas House Passes My Bill Outlawing Mail Order Abortions

August 31, 2021
Texas House Passes My Bill Outlawing Mail Order Abortions
I’m pleased to report that today, the Texas House gave final approval to my bill to ban the practice of providing abortion-inducing drugs by mail or delivery service. The bill now goes to the Governor for his signature.

The practice of chemical abortions has a much greater incidence of complications, placing pregnant women at risk.

Historically, FDA protocols required that women taking these abortion-inducing pills must do so in the presence of a doctor. However, the Biden Administration recently weakened these restrictions on a temporary basis, and is expected to do so on a permanent basis. As a result, out-of-state doctors have been taking advantage of this loophole, prescribing abortion-inducing drugs that are delivered through the mail with no medical supervision. That is why we imposed strict criminal penalties on any doctor found violating the required safety protocols.

Additionally, the federal action relaxing these protocols can make it easier for human traffickers to obtain these drugs, which traffickers can then use for coerced abortions on their victims.

As a nurse, I believe we had to act in order to go after these out of state individuals who are flagrantly violating Texas laws, and that is why I filed legislation to do so. With this action, Texas will codify the safety protocols needed to protect women – regardless of FDA action. 

Last week, the Texas Senate passed SB 4, the legislative companion to my bill, filed by Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. After hours of opposition and amendments from liberal Democrats, the Texas House voted overwhelmingly in support of my bill.

I’m pleased to share this good news with you. Your support helps ensure that I am able to remain involved and on the front lines in the battle to promote a culture of life that protects all Texans.




My Republican colleagues and I withstood over 3 hours of amendments from Democrats seeking to weaken and defeat the bill. I appreciate the strong support of my fellow Republicans such as Dr. Tom Oliverson who worked to ensure passage of this bill.