Approximately one year after the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Mayday Health, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women find resources for surgical and chemical abortions, has opened up a pop-up information store in Bastrop.

Launched on June 23, the store features multiple signs reading “You can get abortion pills in all 50 states” and “They don’t want you to know this.” The store also features several QR codes around the entrance door that lead vulnerable women to sites where they can access birth control, emergency contraception, and abortion pills—no matter where they live.

In Texas, abortion is illegal in all instances except to save the mother’s life. The trigger law, which was passed during the 87th Legislative Session, outlawed abortion and made performing an abortion a punishable offense with penalties up to life in prison and $100,000 in fines per offense.

Despite abortion being illegal, organizations like Mayday Health are promoting chemical abortion in the state.

On their website, Mayday provides resources for Texas women to obtain abortion drugs, including telehealth services and online sites, and even encourages women to travel to Mexico to receive chemical abortions.

“What we wanted to do was show people that even in Texas, there’s still a way to get abortion pills by mail so you can have a safe self-managed abortion at home,” Jennifer Lincoln, Mayday’s executive director, told KVUE. “And while you may not be able to get abortion pills at our store, you can go to our website, Mayday Health, which is open 24/7.”

Lincoln has been known to share her radical views on pregnancy, including calling an unborn baby a parasite and claiming “consent to sex is not consent to pregnancy.”

On Twitter, Lincoln also shared invitations she had sent to U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, Gov. Greg Abbott, and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for the new “store’s” grand opening:

On behalf of Mayday Health, I write to invite you to the grand opening of our Abortion Store in Bastrop, Texas so that you can learn alongside your constituents about the range of reproductive healthcare options still available to them — even in Texas. The Abortion Store is an art installation that educates on access to abortion pills by mail, no matter your zip code, and we hope that you can see the store for yourself on the day of our grand opening, June 23, 2023.

As of now, the pop-up store and posters are still up for all residents to see.

Texas Scorecard contacted the interim Texas Attorney General’s Office to request a comment, but no response was received by the time of publication.

Emily Medeiros

Emily graduated from the University of Oklahoma majoring in Journalism. She is excited to use her research and writing skills to report on important issues around Texas.