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In a 6 to 3 decision on June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, reversing the court's 50-year-old decision that guaranteed a woman's right to obtain an abortion. The court's action also set off trigger laws that banned or severely restricted abortions in some states and prompted protests across the country.

Texas has banned almost all abortions — but it's taken decades

Wendy Davis, former Texas state senator
Gage Skidmore
Former Texas state Senator Wendy Davis

Nine years ago, state Sen. Wendy Davis stopped a vote on a bill that would have forced Texas abortion facilities to close. Now abortions will soon be illegal in the state with few exceptions.
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