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We Won’t Forget: The End of Safe, Legal Abortion Care in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley [Video]

Participants in Thursday's candlelight vigil in McAllen, Texas,

Senior political reporter Andrea Grimes traveled to McAllen’s Whole Woman’s clinic, one of the last abortion clinics in the Rio Grande Valley, for a candlelight vigil marking the closure of a building where Texans have gone for safe, legal abortion care since Roe v. Wade.

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Two Texas Reproductive Health Clinics Close, a Harbinger of a Coming Access Crisis

The McAllen Whole Woman's Health clinic, which closed its doors this week.

Two clinics in underserved areas of Texas—one an abortion provider—closed their doors this week, as the effects of the omnibus anti-abortion access bill passed last summer with the support of conservative lawmakers continue to unfold across the state.

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We Deserve Better: Reproductive Health Care in Crisis in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley [Video]

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Over the past several months, RH Reality Check Senior Political Reporter Andrea Grimes traveled to Texas’ Rio Grande Valley to meet some of the Texans who are most affected by HB 2, the omnibus anti-abortion law that is expected to shutter all but six abortion clinics in the state. Watch Grimes’ video dispatch from the Valley.

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In Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, a Reproductive Health-Care Crisis Goes From Bad to Worse

Rio Grande Valley residents who seek an abortion now have limited options.

Rio Grande Valley residents who seek an abortion now have limited options: drive hundreds of miles; continue their pregnancy; schedule a later, more expensive procedure once they find the means to pay; or attempt to self-induce an abortion using occasionally dangerous and often ineffective means.

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Texas Health Services Cherry-Picks Its Facts in Codifying State’s Omnibus Anti-Abortion Law

"Protestors sing 'we're not gonna take it' after Governor Perry signed HB 2 into law.

Texas’ Department of State Health Services relied on cherry-picked facts and unsubstantiated rumors when it explained its reasoning behind the codification of the state’s new omnibus anti-abortion law.

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Texas Omnibus Anti-Abortion Law Gets Fifth Circuit Hearing Monday

Texas' omnibus anti-abortion law goes on trial again Monday morning in New Orleans.

Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law goes on trial again Monday morning in New Orleans.

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Abortion Services Restored at Whole Woman’s Health in Fort Worth, Texas

Amy Hagstrom Miller (above), CEO at Whole Woman's Health, speaking at a press conference earlier this month.

Whole Woman’s Health in Fort Worth, recently forced to close due to stringent restrictions passed by the Texas legislature, has once again opened its doors to clients after a doctor affiliated with the clinic obtained admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

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Texas Abortion Clinics Cancel Dozens of Appointments as HB 2 Takes Effect

Amy Hagstrom Miller (above, at left), the CEO at Whole Woman's Health.

One Texas abortion provider said that she canceled 45 scheduled abortion procedures Friday morning as a result of the state’s omnibus anti-abortion access law.

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Federal Judge Declares Hospital Admitting Privileges Provision of Texas Abortion Law Unconstitutional (Updated)

A federal judge has declared part of Texas' abortion law to be unconstitutional, blocking a provision that requires abortion providers to secure admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of where they perform abortion procedures.

A federal judge has declared part of Texas’ abortion law to be unconstitutional, blocking a provision that requires abortion providers to secure admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of where they perform abortion procedures.

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Tears, Testy Exchanges on Second Day of Texas Abortion Law Trial

Picture from inside the Texas courthouse in which the HB 2 debate is taking place.

On the second day of Texas’ omnibus anti-choice law trial, testimony focused on whether abortion providers would be able to obtain hospital admitting privileges under the new law.

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