Texas law forbids it from funding organizations that provide abortion, so Austin is funding groups that pay for transportation and hotels for women seeking abortion.
“We will not allow any woman in Washington to be denied full and accurate information about her medical care,” said Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.
A dozen states enacted near-complete bans on abortion, which abortion rights advocates say have resulted in fear and confusion about whether it is still legal.
AMA President Patrice Harris says the organization felt it had to take a stand because new laws forced doctors who perform abortions to lie to patients,
Approximately 25% of women in the U.S. will undergo an abortion before the age of 45.
The Trump administration faces mounting pressure from conservative lawmakers and abortion opponents to halt the use of tissue obtained from aborted fetuses.
Today, 10 million Texans live at least half an hour from a women’s health clinic, a common standard used to determine health care shortages.
Americans oppose overturning Roe V. Wade by 38 percentage points — 67 vs. 29 percent.