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Texas Abortion Restrictions

Texas has a law that allows parents to give up newborns at fire stations or hospitals. Hardly anyone uses it.

The Supreme Court cited safe haven laws as an abortion alternative when it overturned Roe v. Wade. But Texas’ policy lacks funding and just 172 infants have been relinquished since 2009.

A "Safe Baby Site" sign at Fire Station 35 in Houston.

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