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What You Need to Know About the Texas Abortion Ban (and How You Can Help)

If you keep up with U.S. politics (or have logged into Twitter in the past week), you'll know that there has been lots of buzz around the state of Texas. On Wednesday, September 1st, the Governor of Texas signed off on a law banning abortion after six weeks of pregnancy (before many women even know they're pregnant), despite the 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a constitutional right to the procedure.

Here are six articles to help you understand the bill and what you can do to help:


What Banning Abortion at 6 Weeks Really Means - from Vox

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott at a press conference on May 18, 2020

www.vox.com

Texas's so-called heartbeat law bans nearly all abortions.


Why the Supreme Court Didn’t Block the Texas Abortion Law - from the New York Times

Supreme Court, Breaking Silence, Won’t Block Texas Abortion Law

www.nytimes.com

The law, which prohibits most abortions after six weeks and went into effect on Wednesday, was drafted by Texas lawmakers with the goal of frustrating efforts to challenge it in federal court.


Here’s How to Help Folks In Texas After the Near-Total Abortion Ban - from StyleCaster

Here’s How to Help Folks In Texas After the Near-Total Abortion Ban

stylecaster.com

The law is a near-total abortion ban, as most don't even know they are pregnant until after six weeks.


Abortion Funds and Beyond: Here Are the Best Ways to Help Texans - from Salon

Inside Texas' devastating, near-total abortion ban & how to support Texans

www.salon.com

Texas organizers and abortion funds have been doing the work for years. It's past time to unite and help them.


20 Organizations Fighting the Texas Abortion Ban - from New York Magazine

20 Organizations Fighting the Texas Abortion Ban

nymag.com

A list of organizations that are fighting for abortion access in Texas.


How to Help Abortion Rights Activists in Texas: 8 Things You Can Do Right Now - from Fast Company

8 things you can do right now

www.fastcompany.com

On Wednesday, millions of women suddenly lost the right to choose, as well as access to safe abortion facilities.


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