Skip to main content

Anti-abortion activists take their fight to small-town East Texas

Five towns have passed ordinances aiming to outlaw abortion. Critics say a legal challenge is likely.

Lucy Cummings, 67, a 50-year resident of Joaquin and a supporter of the recent anti-abortion ordinance, stands on her front porch with her granddaughter, Brystal.
Bill Baker, Mayor of Joaquin, Texas, explains the reason behind the anti-abortion ordinance that the town recently passed. Baker is serving his second non-consecutive term as the mayor.
Joaquin is a small town that borders Louisiana.

Texans need truth. Help us report it.

Yes, I'll donate today

Explore related story topics

Courts Health care Abortion Texas Legislature