Texas Abortion Battle in the Age of Corona: A Timeline

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Having trouble keeping up with the latest in the battle for abortion access in Texas? We were too. (Lorie Shaull)

A series of whiplash-inducing legal twists and turns taking place in Texas courtrooms and briefing rooms the last few weeks has confused, frustrated and energized abortion advocates across the nation.

This back-and-forth is, at the least, inconvenient for those of us who cover the news—and at most, deadly for those seeking time-sensitive access to safe reproductive care in this historically abortion-hostile state.

Having trouble keeping up with the latest in the battle for abortion access in Texas? Below, we break down the feminist fight for the right to a safe abortion, starting in late March.


On March 22, Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order banning non-essential medical procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to free up hospital beds…

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