Mental Health Research

Texas' revised abortion booklet criticized as inaccurate

The new version of a booklet that Texas produces for women considering an abortion is being criticized for suggesting that terminating pregnancies can lead to heightened risks for breast cancer and depression.

State law has mandated since 2003 that doctors provide women mulling an abortion with a booklet called "A Woman's Right to Know." Women also must wait 24 hours after being given the booklet before undergoing the procedure.

This year marks the first new version in 13 years, and a public comment period to evaluate it ends Friday. It's a sensitive time in the state, which saw the U.S. Supreme Court strike down key portions of its 2013 law that created some of...