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Texas Abortion Restrictions

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, Texas district attorney offices would become a new battleground

The full and often unchecked power of the prosecutor was on display when a South Texas woman was charged with murder for a self-induced abortion.

Protesters hold signs outside of the Starr County Jail in Rio Grande City on April 9, 2022. People protested in support of Lizelle Herrera, a woman being held at the jail on a count of murder for allegedly having a self-induced abortion.

The role of district attorneys in abortion cases

Prosecutorial discretion

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