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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.

"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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