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Texas 2022 Elections

Beto O’Rourke intensifies campaign on abortion rights as trigger law goes into effect

Gov. Greg Abbott signed the “trigger law” last year, ensuring that Texas would automatically outlaw abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court ever overturned Roe v. Wade. That happened in June, mobilizing Democrats nationwide and giving O’Rourke’s campaign a burst of momentum.

Democratic candidate for governor Beto O’Rourke speaks at a rally in support of abortion rights in East Austin on Jun. 26, 2022.

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Politics State government Abortion Beto O'Rourke Greg Abbott