What is abortion?

Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy.

Are abortions legal?

Abortions are legal in the state of Texas until 20 weeks post-fertilization (after conception).

What kind of abortions are there?

There are three kinds of abortion: medical abortion (abortion pill), suction curettage (surgical abortion), and dilation and evacuation (D&E).

When can I have an abortion?

Depending on how far along you are abortions are legal until 20 weeks of pregnancy.

How does an abortion work?

Depending on the abortion, the baby and placenta is removed from the uterus either chemically or surgically. Only a licensed doctor can perform an abortion. The procedures are different depending on how far along you are (first trimester or second trimester).

What happens after an abortion?

There are many risks to having an abortion depending on the kind of abortion you have. There are physical risks including:
  • Cramping
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Fatigue
  • Infection
  • Future infertility
Mental health risks include:
  • Depression or thoughts of suicide
  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Flashbacks
  • Regret
Mental health risks can happen immediately or even gradually over a long period of time. If you are experiencing any of these emotions, we encourage you to talk to your doctor and to participate in our abortion recovery program.

How can Heart of Texas PRC help me if I’m considering an abortion?

The Heart of Texas PRC does not perform abortion or give referrals for abortion. However, we are able to provide information on abortions and your options as a woman. We can provide you with a free pregnancy test and a free ultrasound to determine how far along you are. Most importantly, we will be a listening ear in a time of crisis and concern and offer you emotional support. You can call, email or even schedule an appointment online!

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We promise to provide free, confidential, and compassionate care for no cost.

You do not need insurance to receive our free services. Our services include pregnancy tests, individual support, resource help, and community and medical referrals at no cost. We are a confidential center. We do not require parental consent or insurance.

What Are People Saying About Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Center?

My experience with Heart of Texas has been amazing. It's incredible how big the hearts are of all the people who work there or volunteer there have. To me, they are like angels because since day one back in 2018 when I took a pregnancy test with them, they have been by my side and want to help as long as I ask for it! They have been a huge help with praying for me & my son, and helping me with clothes & diapers for my son. I appreciate everything they have done for me and my son. I'm thankful that I have a place to go to like the Heart of Texas. I can go for help and not feel uncomfortable or embarrassed because they make you feel like family. They really make you feel loved and cared for. I can't express how blessed I am to have found these wonderful people.
~ Jovanni
Heart of Texas has been a great blessing and more so in this difficult time. They have provided us with necessary resources for my family such as wipes diapers and clothes. The classes they offer are also a great help because I learn how to be a better mom and how to raise my children better. With the heart of texas, it has been easier to cope with such a difficult time that we are living in, God bless each volunteer who always serves us with a smile and kindness and make us feel part of their family. thank you Heart of Texas.
~ Magali
I love volunteering at the Heart of Texas because I can see how they care about woman and their families.
~ Ann
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