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.”

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.

Pitman argued that House Bill 1280, nicknamed the trigger law, and Senate Bill 8, known as the Heartbeat Act, which effectively banned all abortions in Texas, are not enforceable across state lines.

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.”

State Rep. Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park), meanwhile, has called these abortion funds “criminal organizations.”

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.

Valerie Muñoz

Valerie Muñoz is a native South Texan and student at Texas A&M University, where she studies journalism. She is passionate about delivering clear and comprehensive news to Texans.