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Lupe stared at the pregnancy test. Two colored lines appeared on the slim plastic tube, confirming what the 26-year-old native of South Texas had feared. She was pregnant. She and her husband weren’t ready for children, but she also knew that terminating the pregnancy could be complicated by Texas’s restrictive new abortion laws, which had gone into effect on September 1, 2021—just five weeks earlier.Rapidly doing the math from the start of her last period, Lupe realized she was at least four weeks pregnant, perhaps more. Her window for obtaining an abortion in Texas would soon slam shut, if it hadn’t already. Struggling to keep her hands steady, she sat down on the toilet, picked up her phone, and visited the website for Aid Access,…
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