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Texas Abortion Restrictions

Facing higher teen pregnancy and maternal mortality rates, Black women will largely bear the brunt of abortion limits

About 40% of women who get abortions in the U.S. are Black, and advocates say abortion bans like Texas’ will increase their health and financial risks.

An examination room in Alamo Women’s Reproductive Services in San Antonio on June 14, 2022.

Black women face greater health risks

Black maternal mental health and financial burden

“It seems like everything is falling apart and just our basic rights to make our own decisions about our bodies are now being taken away from us. It’s hard, and folks are struggling.”

— Kay Matthews, founder of Shades of Blue Project

What advocates and politicians can do


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