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Center for Reproductive Rights attorney Molly Duane speaks before the Texas Supreme Court in Austin on Nov. 28. The court ruled in a different abortion case on Monday. Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Kate Cox and her husband were expecting their third child when they got a devastating fetal diagnosis last week. She is also having problems threatening her own health. A judge said Thursday she has permission to end her pregnancy. Cox family hide caption

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When the Center for Reproductive Rights first announced the lawsuit against Texas in March, there were five patient plaintiffs. Now there are 20. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Texas abortion case heard before state's highest court, as more women join lawsuit

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The case is set to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 4. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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The Louisiana Clinic At The Center Of Abortion Case Before Supreme Court

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Next year, Supreme Court justices will hear arguments regarding a Louisiana law that could leave the state with just one clinic that performs abortions. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Abortion-rights supporters in Seattle protest on Tuesday against President Trump and his choice of federal appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his second nominee to the Supreme Court. Activists are preparing for the possibility that Kavanaugh's confirmation could weaken abortion rights. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Abortion Rights Advocates Preparing For Life After Roe v. Wade

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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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