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Lee Valerius adds his name to the list of people holding a vigil Friday outside of The Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center in Dallas, following a federal appeals court ruling Thursday that allowed most of the state’s new abortion restrictions to take effect. While Southwestern will still be able to perform abortions, twelve of the 32 clinics in the state that don’t have doctors with admitting privileges at nearby hospitals will not be able to, though they can provide other services.

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Reinstatement of abortion law leaves few options

In a Texas abortion clinic, about a dozen women waited Friday to see the doctor, already aware that they would not be able to end their pregnancies there.


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