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Know Your Rights When Traveling for an Abortion

It can be scary to hear that people are being harassed in the state of Texas because they traveled to another state to get an abortion. No one should have to worry about someone trying to misuse the law against them when they did nothing wrong. 

If you get any kind of legal documents about an abortion you had, the most important thing to keep in mind is that there are lawyers here to support you.

  • Yes! It is legal to travel to another state to have an abortion. And we will protect you if anyone tries to say otherwise and tries to sue you. 
  • You have the constitutional right to travel. When you have an abortion in a state where abortions are being legally provided, you are not committing a crime in that state or in the state where you live. And you are not violating any laws, even if lawyers harassing pregnant people in Texas want you to think otherwise.

  • Do not speak to the police or the person trying to sue you. Do not share any information about the legal document at all. 
  • Call the Repro Legal Helpline. We’re open every day and will contact you immediately.

  • If a lawyer, the police, child protective services, or anyone else is contacting you or threatening you because you had an abortion, call us at 844-868-2812 or fill out the secure form below.
  • It doesn’t matter whether you traveled to another state for an abortion or ended your pregnancy at home. What matters is that you are safe and supported.
  • We can represent you or connect you with another experienced and trusted attorney. We understand how scary it can feel, and like you have no safety or privacy. We’re here to help.

  • No matter your age, you have the right to travel to another state to get an abortion. And no matter your age, if you are harassed—by an ex, a friend, a parent, or anyone in your life—we will help you get the legal representation or other support you need.

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If you are a pregnant or birthing person looking for information about the laws in your state or are in need of legal advice, please click no and continue with this form.
If/When/How provides technical assistance to reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations, abortion funds, health care providers, law students, and lawyers about abortion laws throughout the United States, including up-to-date information about access to clinical care, self-managed abortion, forced parental involvement laws and judicial bypass, birth justice, and mandated reporting requirements for health care providers. The technical assistance we provide includes legal information and trainings.

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