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Texas Abortion Restrictions

In 2020, 1 in 5 pregnancies ended in abortion — the first increase in 30 years

In Texas, the number of abortions increased 7% between 2017 and 2019 but decreased between 2019 and 2020. The Guttmacher Institute attributed the decline in part to the state’s near-total ban on abortion as part of the state’s COVID-19 restrictions early in the pandemic.

By Shefali Luthra, The 19th
"Abortion is legal, our clinic is open!" signs in English and Spanish at the Whole Woman’s Health clinic in McAllen on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.

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