With the so-called Heartbeat Bill now law in Texas, many women are looking at Plan B, an over the counter medication that can be taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex and will help delay or prevent ovulation. It is not the abortion pill. Plan B will not end a pregnancy that has already implanted in the uterus. It is important that you know the difference. It is also important that you know other facts about Plan B because of the new anti-abortion law in Texas that went into effect September 1 that puts major restrictions on access to this medical procedure.

The new law bans all abortions after six weeks and makes no exceptions for cases of rape or incest. It will only make an exception for a medical emergency. It also controversially allows private citizens to sue an abortion providers or anyone else who helps a woman get an abortion. That means that an Uber driver who gives a woman a ride to a clinic or someone who helps pay for an abortion could be sued. A person in Texas could sue someone under this law even if they don't know the people involved. You can read more about this law by clicking here.


Again, Plan B is not the abortion pill known as RU-486. Plan B prevents a woman's body from being able to ovulate or delaying ovulation which would not allow a pregnancy to happen. If it is taken when a pregnancy has already implanted it will not harm that pregnancy.

Plan B can be gotten without a prescription, over the counter at any drug store. The important thing to remember is Plan B is virtually the same as taking a regular birth control pill. It is called emergency contraception because it prevents, not terminates, pregnancy. No matter what side of this issue you are on, it is important to have the facts about this method which you will be hearing a lot about in the coming days, weeks, and months. You can find out other information from the manufacturer by clicking here.

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