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Texas Abortion Restrictions

How an old law found new life in lawsuit seeking to revoke approval of abortion pill

Anti-abortion advocates are trying to revive the long-dormant 1873 Comstock Act, which banned mailing of anything related to abortion or contraception, in a lawsuit about mifepristone, an abortion-inducing drug.

Abortion rights supporters gather in front of the federal courthouse in Amarillo on March 15, 2023.

The ghost of Anthony Comstock

Comstock, post-Roe

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