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Weekend Insider: Suspicious Abortion Pills, College Meningitis Shots

Reporter Thanh Tan takes us to South Texas, where some women are relying on a medication they can purchase over the counter in unregulated Mexican pharmacies to end their pregnancies. Reeve Hamilton looks at meningitis vaccine requirements at colleges and universities.

In South Texas, some women are relying on a medication they can purchase over the counter in unregulated Mexican pharmacies to end their pregnancies. They believe these pills — commonly used as an ulcer drug — will work as abortion pills available without ever having to set foot in clinics at home.

As colleges and universities around the state prepare to implement a meningococcal vaccine requirement that stymied many of them last year, they are wary that they may encounter similar problems because there has not been a chance to make important changes to the law that even its supporters are pushing for.

 You can find full versions of these stories and more this weekend at TexasTribune.org

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