Texas law banning abortion dates to 1857

Texas law banning abortion dates to 1857

Spanish origins

Texas’ fledgling medical industry

Cover page of the sixth Texas Legislature's penal code, adopted in 1857.

The Capitol building in Austin from 1856 until it burned in 1881.

19th century Boston physician Horatio Storer.

Early legal battles

1857 statutes today

A photo of lawyers Sarah Weddington and Linda Coffee in Coffee’s home in Mineola, TX on July 7, 2022.

Anti-abortion advocates at the Rally for Life march at the Capitol in Austin on Jan. 27, 2018.