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'We have to be heard': Texas women travel to seek abortions

On a recent Saturday, more than a dozen women arrived at the single-story brick building.
Credit: AP
A procedure room where doctors perform abortions is prepared ahead of the arrival of patients at the start of the workday, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, La. The nation's most restrictive abortion law is driving many women from Texas to seek services in neighboring states. The abortion clinic in Shreveport, is among the clinics being inundated. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

SHREVEPORT, La. — SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The nation's most restrictive abortion law is driving many women from Texas to seek services as far away as Oklahoma and Kansas.

The Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, Louisiana, near the Texas border, is among the clinics seeing a major influx of Texas patients.

On a recent Saturday, more than a dozen women arrived at the single-story brick building.

Some came alone. Others brought their children because they were unable to get child care. All were seeking to end pregnancies. 

One of the patients was a 33-year-old woman who already has three kids. 

She said adding a baby to the family would take time and resources away from her other children.