Read more in this article from Cosmopolitan on what life is like in Texas now, after their latest restrictive anti-abortion law passed in 2013. This doesn’t have to be our future in Louisiana: we can stop HB 388.
Dr. Sherwood Lynn, an obstetrician gynecologist, has provided abortion care in Texas for four decades. Recently, however, it’s become much harder for him to perform this procedure. A 2013 law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, and despite his experience, Lynn has been denied access to applications for admitting privileges in the Rio Grande Valley and other cities in Texas. Last month, a federal appeals court upheld the requirement, saying it would improve the quality of care for women who must be hospitalized after an abortion. Lynn disagrees, arguing that the restrictions actually jeopardize women’s health. He’s now retired, but because he’s committed to providing these services, he travels 200 miles from Houston to San Antonio every week to work at the Whole Woman’s Health clinic. Here, he provides a firsthand look at the danger faced by Texas women.