Demonstrators protest about abortion outside the Supreme Court in Washington, June 24, 2022. In the year since, approximately 22 million women, girls and other people of reproductive age now live in states where abortion access is heavily restricted or totally inaccessible.
Anna drove 40 minutes from her home to pick up free diapers from Tere Haring at Allied Women's Center in San Antonio. Anna, who is pregnant with her seventh child, says she did consider abortion: "All I could think about â like, I need an abortion because there's no way I can deal with everything going on right now and taking care of all the boys by myself and having another baby."
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U.S. Sen. Patty Murray discusses efforts to protect reproductive rights during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in August 2022. Murray has re-introduced legislation that would require health insurers to cover over-the-counter birth control if the FDA approves it.
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Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, speaks near the Texas Capitol in Austin during an event to announce that her group is suing the state on behalf of five women and two doctors.
Volunteer clinic escorts shield a patient from anti-abortion activists outside the Hope Clinic for Women in Granite City, Illinois, last month. Clinics in states like Illinois, which has less restrictive laws, have been reporting an influx of patients from neighboring states.
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Clinic escorts use party horns and whistles to counter the presence of anti-abortion activist Gabriel Olivier, right, outside the Jackson Women's Health Organization clinic in Jackson, Miss., on July 6, 2022.
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A medical assistant checks a patient's pregnancy test at the Women's Reproductive Clinic, which provides legal medication abortion services, in Santa Teresa, N.M., in a photo taken last month.
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Thomas Dobbs is the state health officer at the Mississippi State Department of Health. His name appears on the landmark Supreme Court case on abortion rights, despite having "nothing to do with it," he has said.
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ATLANTA, GA - MAY 21: People hold signs during a protest against recently passed abortion ban bills at the Georgia State Capitol building, on May 21, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Georgia "heartbeat" bill would ban abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)
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Abortion rights demonstrators gather near the Washington Monument during a nationwide rally in support of abortion rights in Washington, D.C., US, on May 14, 2022.
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