A woman seeking an abortion in Texas is required by law to receive a copy of “A Woman’s Right to Know” booklet before the procedure is performed. This booklet, published by the Texas Department of State Health Services, provides general information for the patient about pregnancy, abortion procedures and health care choices and applicable state laws. That booklet is under revision, and the public is invited to comment. You have the opportunity to read the material and make your comments available to State Health Services. The process is explained below. The following has been released by the Department for your convenience.
The draft version of “A Woman’s Right to Know” was published online June 28, 2016. Proposed revisions are available for stakeholder comment for 30 calendar days after posting. Comments provided by stakeholders that pertain to the proposed revisions will be considered. Revisions to the booklet will be guided by peer-reviewed scientific and medical literature, resources from professional medical organizations, and government health sources.
Comments should be emailed to WRTK@dshs.state.tx.us comment by Friday, July 29, 2016.
At the conclusion of the 30 days comment period and the final review process, the revised edition of the booklet will be announced through the stakeholder email distribution list and on the website. The revised edition of the booklet will be posted to the DSHS Woman’s Right To Know website and will be made available in print in English and in Spanish.