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How The U.S. Supreme Court Abortion Ruling is Already Affecting Texas

Jun 25, 2022 View Original Article
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    10% Center

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    70% ReliableGood

  • Policy Leaning

    96% Extremely Conservative

  • Politician Portrayal

    -59% Negative

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57% : Get the data and visuals that accompany this story →Disclosure: Planned Parenthood and Afiya Center have been financial supporters of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors.
51% : For those who have been able to access it, abortion, advocates say, has represented a lifeline -- and often the safest option -- for many experiencing intimate partner violence.
46% : New Mexico is expected to become a "haven state," where abortion remains legal and largely accessible.
45% : Abortion advocates are creating networks and strengthening existing ones to help people travel to states that allow abortion.
42% : The state's abortion ban does not have exceptions for rape or incest.Texans who want to access abortion at any stage of pregnancy will have to travel over state lines, look beyond the U.S.-Mexico border or operate outside of the law, while others will carry unwanted pregnancies to term.
41% : Friday's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that there's no constitutional right to abortion will radically change the reproductive health landscape in Texas.
41% : All of Texas' neighboring states -- except New Mexico -- are expected to ban abortion to varying degrees.
40% : And Texas GOP Chair Matt Rinaldi called it a "historic day which Republicans and Pro-Life advocates have waited for a generation."
39% : Last year, the Legislature passed a so-called trigger law that would go into effect 30 days after the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, making performing abortion a felony.
39% : "When you say 'social safety net' in Texas, it sounds like a joke," said D'Andra Willis of the Afiya Center, a North Texas reproductive justice group.
38% : But now, the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, clearing the way for Texas to ban abortion in nearly all cases.
36% : But clinics and abortion funds are ceasing services now because the attorney general of Texas and some anti-abortion activists are arguing that state laws that banned abortion before Roe v. Wade -- and were never repealed -- could now be in effect in Texas.
34% : Attorney General Ken Paxton declared on Twitter that abortion is "now illegal in Texas" and said he would be closing his office and "making it an annual holiday."

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