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‘They Don’t Understand That We’re Real People’

‘They Don’t Understand That We’re Real People’

Update: 2021-10-0110
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A month ago, Texas adopted a divisive law which effectively banned abortions in the state. Despite a number of legal challenges, the law has survived and is having an impact across state lines. 

Trust Women is abortion clinic in Oklahoma just three hours north of Dallas — one of the closest clinics Texas women can go to. 

On the day the Texas law came into effect, “it was like a light had been flipped,” said one of the workers who staffs the clinic’s phone lines. “We had everyone’s line lit up for almost eight hours straight.” 

We visit Trust Women and speak to workers and patients about the real-world impact of the most restrictive abortion law in the country. 

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Comments (2)

GoatDuckHorseElf

or growing up the unwanted child.

Oct 7th
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Wendy Bruder

That girl is heartbreaking. My worst nightmare is being forced to carry an unwanted baby to term. Worst nightmare.

Oct 2nd
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