All abortions, orthopedic procedures and other non-life threatening procedures will be halted in Texas amid COVID-19 Pandemic. 

An executive order issued by Gov. Greg Abbott prevented elective surgeries, which are defined by Texas Medical Board Guidance as any surgery where there is no anticipated short-term or long-term negative impact because of delaying a procedure or surgery. 

Attorney General Ken Paxton clarified the statement, describing the halted surgeries as procedures that are “not medically necessary to preserve the life or health of the mother.” 

To see the full executive order issued by Gov. Abbott, click here