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Social workers say the Texas abortion law further harms victims of rape or incest

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Protesters take part in the Women's March and Rally for Abortion Justice in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 2. The demonstration targeted Senate Bill 8, a state law that bans nearly all abortions as early as six weeks in a pregnancy, making no exceptions for survivors of rape or incest. SERGIO FLORES/Sergio Flores/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Texans react to Supreme Court challenges to the state's abortion law

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Texas providers of abortion services are wary the law's status could change again

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Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) introduced the "Cover Now Act" outside the U.S. Capitol on June 17, 2021. The bill intends to close the health insurance gap in Texas and 11 other states that have not expanded Medicaid to uninsured adults. A similar fix is part of the spending bill being debated in Congress this week, and would provide affordable coverage for more than 2.2 million Americans. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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A Death In Dallas: What's At Stake As Congress Weighs A Medicaid Fix For The Uninsured

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Will Congress' Spending Plan Include A Lifeline To Uninsured Americans?

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Women's Clinics In Texas Must Abide By State's New Abortion Law

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Texas Republicans Pass New Voting Restrictions, After A Standoff With Democrats

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A plane pulls the message 'Don't Mess with Texas Voter Y'all' over the Texas Capitol on July 13 in Austin, Texas. Democrats left the state to block sweeping new election laws and began to return this week. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Texas Democrats Return Home To A New Battle: Redistricting

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Arrest Warrants Have Been Issued To Bring Back Texas Democrats Blocking Voting Bill

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With the delta variant surging, "All people 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to get pregnant now or might become pregnant in the future" should get vaccinated against COVID-19, the CDC urges. DjelicS/Getty Images hide caption

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Vaccinating During Pregnancy Has Become Even More Urgent As ICU Beds Fill Up

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An appeals court has agreed to review the illegal voting conviction of Crystal Mason, a Tarrant County woman seen here in 2018 who's facing a five-year prison sentence. Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service via Getty Images hide caption

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A Texas Bill Would Make More Voting Crimes. Dems Say Mistakes May Put Voters In Jail

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Texas Democratic lawmakers, including state Reps. Senfronia Thompson (left) and Gina Hinojosa (right), meet with Vice President Harris on June 16 at the White House. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Texas Democrats Remain In Washington Amid Coronavirus Cases And Congressional Hurdles

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Texas House Democrats Who Walked Out Are Pushing Congress For Voting Protections

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