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Texas Abortion Rate Drops Dramatically As Women Seek Other Options

www.huffingtonpost.com Published: July 23, 2014
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Since Texas' sweeping new anti-abortion law went into effect last November, the number of legal abortions performed in the state has dropped 13 percent, Huffington Post reports.



A new study released Wednesday by The Texas Policy Evaluation Project finds that the number of reproductive-age women living more than 200 miles from a provider has increased nearly 30-fold over the past year, since 19 of the 41 clinics in Texas have had to shut down as a result of Texas' many new restrictions on abortion clinics. And while the overall abortion rate has dropped dramatically, second-trimester abortions have gone slightly up as a percentage of all abortions, suggesting women are being forced to wait later into their pregnancies to have the procedure.

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