The Sissy Farenthold Reproductive Justice Defense Project is part of the Sissy Farenthold Fund at Texas Law’s Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice. We provide legal information and other resources for lawyers, advocates, and healthcare providers who represent or support those who face criminal or other carceral consequences for pregnancy related outcomes, and the public. In addition, we track criminal charges, prosecutions, and civil suits in Texas related to pregnancy and abortion. Finally, we serve as a hub for state, national, and international academic research and advocacy regarding the criminalization of pregnancy. Click on the icons below to learn more about the project.


“The right to abortion has become a class issue, a race issue, a privacy issue … But it is, above all, our issue.”
– Sissy Farenthold, 1977


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It has been an eventful and productive year since the Project’s inaugural CLE event in May 2023. We’re delighted to share with you just a glimpse of the work we’ve done.

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