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Texas Abortion Restrictions

Local efforts to decriminalize abortion in Texas likely won’t help clinics stay open

District attorneys and local leaders in five counties have promised not to pursue criminal charges related to the state’s new abortion laws. But civil and administrative fines could be financially devastating or cost health care providers their licenses.

Demonstrators gather in front of the Federal Courthouse to listen to speakers during a protest hours after the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday, June 24, 2022, in Houston, Texas.

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