Town Square

Part 2: What Are The Implications Of The New Abortion Law On Women, Texans, And The Country?

A legal and medical expert look into how the abortion restriction law can penalize clinics, impact medically at-risk pregnancies, and other listener questions and concerns.



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Yesterday, with the Supreme Court's upholding of Texas' new abortion law, we wanted to set the stage for the discussion.

Our legal expert explained the law, and then we invited folks with two different points of view on the issue. Our phone lines and email were inundated with questions and comments, from personal to political, legal to medical.

We continue that conversation with a deeper dive into the legal and medical implications of TX SB8, also known as the “Heartbeat Bill”.

We heard from listeners who ask how the abortion restriction law, which includes “bounty” lawsuits, can impact patients, abortion advocates, and clinics. We also hear from an emergency room doctor who expressed concerns over dealing with patients who attempt at-home abortions.


Charles "Rocky" Rhodes

Dr. Nancy Binford

  • Medical practitioner of 23 years from Balcones Obstetrics and Gynecology in Austin
  • Expertise in the care of women with high-risk pregnancies

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