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Abortion rights supporters demonstrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24, 2022, in response to its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

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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. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A view of the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee. One Republican state lawmaker has introduced a restrictive abortion bill that is drawing comparisons to the ban recently enacted in Texas. Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images hide caption

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Kathy Kleinfeld opened Houston Women's Reproductive Services, which offers medication abortions, because she saw a need for more flexible scheduling. Gabriel C. Pérez/KUT hide caption

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For Supporters Of Abortion Access, Troubling Trends In Texas

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Abortion-rights advocate Kim Gibson, a "clinic defender," keeps watch at the entrance of the Jackson Women's Health Organization clinic, the only clinic providing abortions in Mississippi, last month. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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The U.S. abortion rate is at the lowest recorded point since the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. Katie Park/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Abortion Rate Falls To Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade

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