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Texas Abortion Restrictions

New Mexico warily assumes its new role as a destination for abortion seekers and providers

For many in Texas and elsewhere, New Mexico may be the closest place to obtain legal abortion services. But it’s a mostly rural, sparsely populated state that has long struggled to provide health care to its own residents.

Catalina Leano, a licensed vocational nurse at Houston Women's Reproductive Services, performs an ultrasound with the clinic doctor present, to determine whether the woman is less than six weeks pregnant and eligible to have an abortion in Texas on Oct. 1, 2021.

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