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'We have to be heard': Texas women travel to seek abortions

Posted at 8:14 PM, Oct 13, 2021

SHREVEPORT — 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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