The Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade affects patient care beyond abortions

As Texas’ total abortion ban looms, doctors fear lives are at stake for more patients than only those seeking abortions.

AUSTIN, Texas — Stricter access to abortion medications is one of the many challenges Texas doctors face after the passage of Senate Bill 8 and the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent overturning of Roe v. Wade. Doctors face those restrictions even when the medications aren’t intended for abortions. 

With a total abortion ban coming soon in Texas, obstetricians and gynecologists told the KVUE Defenders that the public needs to know how the state’s abortion laws directly affect non-abortion patient care.


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Tesla covers travel costs for healthcare including, reportedly, abortions

Signage outside the new Tesla South Austin showroom within the Yard development in Austin, Texas, U.S., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021.

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Tesla will cover travel and lodging costs for employees to receive health-care services not offered in the states they reside.

The policy, which Tesla said has been in place since 2021, was made public in its impact report for last year released Friday. Though the report does not mention the word “abortion,” the wording of the policy seems to include such a procedure.

According to the report, Tesla has offered since last

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