A Texas-based abortion fund, Jane’s Due Process, has been sponsoring out-of-state abortions for Texas teens under 18.
In a post on Twitter, the organization states they began the process in May and in just one month, processed “30 intakes.”
On May 1st we started helping TX teens travel out of state for abortion care, and in just the 1st month we did 30 intakes.
If you're under 18, in Texas, and need an abortion, 📲call or text us at 688-999-5263. pic.twitter.com/BPEbFDzhiB
— Jane's Due Process (@JanesDueProcess) June 8, 2023
The organization’s home page opens with a pop up stating, “Under 18 and need an abortion? We know getting your parent’s permission isn’t always an option,” and provides a 24/7 hotline teens can use to solicit an abortion.
According to their website, “Jane’s Due Process’s hotline is fully open and operational, providing case management, travel coordination and booking, emotional support, procedural funding, and travel funding for Texas teens accessing abortion in states where care is legal.”
In a blog post, the organization states that they stopped funding out-of-state abortions for ten months due to legal fears, but have resumed after U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman ruled that Texas abortion funds cannot be prosecuted for aiding abortion travel.
Texas abortionist Dr. Ghazaleh Moayedi, a plaintiff in the abortion fund case said:
“Abortion care is a necessary part of healthy pregnancies and thriving communities – every Texan deserves timely access to abortion care… I’m proud to provide full-spectrum reproductive healthcare, even when that means leaving the state to continue caring for my neighbors. This ruling helps me continue providing healthcare for people in other states without fear of criminalization at home.”
Since the abolishment of Roe v. Wade last year, abortions in Texas have been reduced nearly 100 percent, while abortion travel to states like New Mexico has seen a significant increase in patients from Texas.