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Texas Abortion Restrictions

For Texans who want a child but have difficult pregnancies, the new abortion law just made that journey even harder

Genetic screenings can help determine if a fetus will have certain conditions — or even be viable. But those usually occur at the end of the first trimester, long after Texas' new abortion law bans people from terminating their pregnancies.

Kendra Joseph poses for a portrait outside her home in San Antonio on Oct. 22, 2021. After several complications trying to have a second child ñ including one pregnancy that was diagnosed with the life-threatening Edwards Syndrome ó Joseph speaks out about her ìgray areaî experience and how sheís an opponent of the SB 8 abortion law.

Matter of viability

Kendra Joseph and her daughter Adalynn prepare food for their dogs at their home in San Antonio on Oct. 22, 2021. After several complications trying to have a second child ñ including one pregnancy that was diagnosed with the life-threatening Edwards Syndrome ó Joseph speaks out about her ìgray areaî experience and how sheís an opponent of the SB 8 abortion law.

“Already a hard situation”

Kendra Joseph poses for a portrait with her family outside her home in San Antonio on Oct. 22, 2021. After several complications trying to have a second child ñ including one pregnancy that was diagnosed with the life-threatening Edwards Syndrome ó Joseph speaks out about her ìgray areaî experience and how sheís an opponent of the SB 8 abortion law.

Uncertain futures

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