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‘Abortion Is Illegal Here’: Texas Jumps In After Roe Overturned

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Abortion rights demonstrators protest at the State Capitol in Austin, Texas, in October 2021.

Abortion rights demonstrators protest at the State Capitol in Austin, Texas, in October 2021.

Photographer: Sergio Flores/AFP/Getty Images

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Abortion is now illegal in Texas after the US Supreme Court’s reversal of the landmark Roe v. Wade case triggered a pre-existing state law, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced.

“Today, the question of abortion returns to the states,” Paxton said in an email. “And in Texas, that question has already been answered: abortion is illegal here.”