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Texas Abortion Restrictions

We annotated Texas’ near-total abortion ban. Here’s what the law says about enforcement.

The law will be carried out by civilians “deputized” to do what the state cannot: enforce its new restrictive abortion law. Here’s where the process is laid out in the statute and what it means.

An ultrasound machine sits next to an empty patient bed at Whole Women’s Health of Austin on Sept. 1, 2021.
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