TEXAS ABORTION BAN
Not 1925: Texas’ law banning abortion dates to before the Civil War
The restriction, which was revived after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, was put in place amid concerns about declining white birth rates and as the medical profession formalized.
By Eleanor Klibanoff, The Texas Tribune
When Mollie Smith learned she was pregnant by her former school teacher, the 20-year-old was “mentally depressed and despondent.” She asked the man who impregnated ...