By: Cecil Caulkins

Dr. Joe Pojman notes that the Supreme Court has made it impossible for states to ban most abortions. However, states can assure that abortions are not done in “a way that puts the health and safety of women at risk.” Pojman says that the point of HB 2 is to raise the level of care provided by abortion clinics. There are ambulatory surgical centers at the abortion clinics in the largest cities in Texas. If HB 2 takes effect, other states may try to copy its provisions.