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She traveled 645 miles for an abortion because of Texas ban, increasing coronavirus risks
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She traveled 645 miles for an abortion because of Texas ban, increasing coronavirus risks

Jodi Enda describes the story of a woman who was personally affected by Texas' ban on abortion procedures during the coronavirus pandemic.

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She’s a single mother with a 3-year-old whose father is in prison for robbery, a full-time cosmetology student trying to finish school and get a better job. And here she was, confronting a pregnancy she didn’t want.

The woman, who asked to remain anonymous to protect her privacy, tried for weeks to get an abortion. But she lives in Texas, one of a handful of states that have moved to ban the procedure under the false, political pretense that pregnancies can be put on hold without consequence until the coronavirus pandemic ends.

The above excerpt was originally published in the Houston Chronicle. Click here to view the full article.

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Authors

Jodi Enda

Senior Fellow

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