Mar 8, 2022
Texas Monthly

Texas Aimed to Ban Abortion Pills—But the Law Has Had Little Effect

“Medication abortion,” already the state’s most common method of ending a pregnancy, has only gained in popularity since the legislature restricted it.

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.

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