Texas Legislative Session Provides Opportunity to Undo Damage from Abortion Ban
Jan. 10, 2023 (Austin, TX) – With the opening of the Texas Legislature today, the physicians of Women’s Health Domain are monitoring bills related to abortion access.
“Every day, we see the harmful impacts of Texas’ abortion ban on our patients, and we hope lawmakers will pass legislation this session to allow exceptions to the ban and to protect the patient-physician relationship,” said Amy Chapman, M.D., co-owner and obstetrician/gynecologist, Women’s Health Domain.
“As obstetrician-gynecologists practicing for more than two decades in Texas, we are deeply concerned about access to timely, medically necessary reproductive and gynecological care not just for our patients but for anyone needing them,” said Tyler Handcock, M.D., co-owner and obstetrician/gynecologist, Women’s Health Domain.
Following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade last summer, Women’s Health Domain saw a significant increase in the number of patients seeking permanent sterilization. The practice has also seen patients needing medications for non-pregnancy, non-abortion-related procedures denied access to those medications because they are also used for abortions.
Among the abortion-related bills already filed that Chapman and Handcock support:
“The state’s abortion ban is extreme. As physicians, we have a duty to advocate not just for our patients but for anyone needing reproductive health care,” added Chapman.
“The bills filed so far to loosen the abortion ban are essential to protect the patient-physician relationship and for us to be able to care for our patients as they expect and deserve,” added Handcock.
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Women’s Health Domain is a private obstetrics and gynecology practice in North Austin. The practice includes four obstetrician/gynecologists and a family nurse practitioner. Learn more and book an appointment with us here.