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I guess you could say that Texas giveth and Texas taketh away. For those too young to recall, Roe v. Wade was won in 1973 by two attorneys from the state, Sarah Weddington and Linda Coffee. What is less well-known is that from virtually the moment abortion became legal in all fifty states, lawmakers here, and their supporters among opponents of abortion rights, started chipping away at it. Half a century later, our legislature had passed some of the most restrictive laws in the nation—and that was before Roe fell. Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has taken Roe away, with a 6–3 majority in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Texas leaders opposed to reproductive rights seem almost delirious with the possibilities for further…
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