Texas’ new abortion law requires doctors to follow a specific, federally approved protocol for abortions performed using drugs, in place of a more common method.
The requirement is at issue in a case challenging the Texas law. So what exactly does the law require doctors to do?
Doctors usually have two choices for what are called medication abortions: They can follow a protocol approved by the Food and Drug Administration, or they can follow a different one based on newer scientific studies. But now in Texas, doctors are required to follow the FDA protocol.