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Texas Abortion Restrictions

How the U.S. Supreme Court abortion ruling is already affecting Texas

The Texas Tribune has been covering the fight over abortion rights for years. Here’s what you need to know about the ruling and how it will affect Texans.

Abortion rights demonstrators protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court after the court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision, in Washington, D.C., on June 24, 2022.

Abortions up to six weeks of pregnancy can temporarily resume in Texas, judge rules

Some domestic violence victims see abortion as vital option that would be lost post-Roe

With the end of Roe, Texans will have to travel long distances for legal abortions

Plan B and contraceptives remain legal

Texas Republicans cheer end of Roe v. Wade while Democrats vow to fight back in November

Abortions in Texas have already stopped

Texans have been at the forefront of the anti-abortion movement

Some women’s health care providers worry that an abortion ban will hurt maternal care

Some Texans have already begun traveling to Mexico to obtain abortion drugs

Some big-city district attorneys say they will not prosecute abortion doctors

A law passed last year significantly cut access to abortion in Texas

Tens of thousands of people got abortions in Texas each year

The overturning of Roe v. Wade will virtually eliminate abortion access in Texas.

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