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Texas abortion law may leave women with risky choices

McALLEN, Texas — At the Whole Woman’s Health center here, a young woman predicted what others would do if the state’s stringent new abortion bill approved late Friday forces clinics like this one to close: cross the border to Mexico to seek an “abortion pill.”

“This law will lead a lot more women to try self-abortion,” said Jackie F., a 24-year-old food server and student who requested her last name not be used. She was in the health center last week for a follow-up medical examination after getting a legal abortion.

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