Abortion is a topic that won't soon go away or be ignored especially in Texas where a new law last year revolutionized standards for clinics that perform the procedure.
"We're going to continue to talk about this in Austin continue to talk about this in our country, this is the civil right issue of our day," said Texas representative Matt Schaefer.
Schaefer is one of the many state representatives backing a bill passed this past summer requiring facilities performing abortions to adhere to new requirements.
"Our roll as the health department is to try to make women aware of their choices and help them own their own health," said nurse practitioner Elaine Ballard with the Cherokee County Public Health Department.
She said since passing the "Texas Abortion Bill" the county health offices has seen a spike in women coming in for reproductive planning help. She said that's the first step in women owning their health, which is a good thing
"So there's a lot of option now available and I think that's really great for women to have those choices," Ballard said.
Over the years, the choices of types of birth control have grown. There are implants, condoms, oral contraceptives, contraceptive rings, patches, shots, and abstinence.
Ballard said, "The most important thing is understanding the choices, make choices up front rather than reactively."