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As Mimi Swartz wrote in her award-winning feature on the abortion fight in Texas, “the story of Roe v. Wade is, in many ways, the story of Texas women.” It was a Dallas woman—Norma McCorvey—who filed suit as Jane Roe in 1970, challenging the state’s abortion ban and eventually winning abortion rights for women nationally. And it was Texas politicians who slowly and creatively chipped away at Roe for decades, passing anti-abortion legislation that culminated last year in the passage of Senate Bill 8, a ban on abortions in the state after about six weeks of pregnancy, or when cardiac activity is first detected in the embryo. With the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision impending, the Supreme Court again has the opportunity to…
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