Texas Women Drive Hours For Abortions After New Law

A 33-year-old mother of three from central Texas is escorted down the hall by clinic administrator Kathaleen Pittman prior to getting an abortion, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, La. The woman was one of more than a dozen patients who arrived at the abortion clinic, mostly from Texas, where the nation's most restrictive abortion law remains in effect. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

(AP) — The nation’s most restrictive abortion law is driving many women from Texas to seek services as far away as Oklahoma and Kansas.

The Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, Louisiana, near the Texas border, is among the clinics seeing a major influx of Texas patients. On a recent Saturday, more than a dozen women arrived at the single-story brick building. Some came alone. Others brought their children because they were unable to get child care. All were seeking to end pregnancies.

One of the patients was a 33-year-old woman who already has three kids. She said adding a baby to the family would take time and resources away from her other children.


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