Melissa Mathis holds a container of freeze-dried placenta capsules. Carrie Feibel/Houston Public Media hide caption

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On July 9, 2013, opponents and supporters of a bill to put restrictions on abortion hold signs near a news conference outside the Texas Capitol in Austin. The bill was passed, but has been battled in the courts for two years; now, the law is set to go into effect July 1. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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People gather at a church in Gilbert, Ariz., for an Easter sunrise service in 2010. The town passed a law to regulate signs a church in town was temporarily posting to provide event directions, but the Supreme Court on Thursday declared those rules unconstitutional. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Abortion-rights supporters (foreground) try to disrupt an anti-abortion march to the Texas Capitol during a Texas Rally for Life on Jan. 24 in Austin, Texas. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Cattle stand in floodwaters at 44 Farms in Cameron, Texas. The water demolished fences and ruined crops planted as feed. Katlin Mazzocco/44 Farms hide caption

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the Rick Scott's Economic Growth Summit in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Tuesday. Perry announces his 2016 run for the Republican presidential nomination today. Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP hide caption

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Diagnosis by text or a phone call is often convenient and popular with patients. But is it good medicine? Apriori/iStockphoto hide caption

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While governor of Texas, Rick Perry refused to accept federal funds to expand Medicaid. Rick Wilking/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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