Impacts of Texas' controversial abortion law are being felt in Washington state

A UW Medicine OB-GYN says women in Texas are seeking medical help in other states, while women moving to Texas are taking action before they leave.

Though the controversial Texas abortion law only applies to people in Texas, its effects are being felt in Washington state.

The Texas law prohibits abortions once cardiac activity is detected – usually around six weeks. Texas deputized private citizens to file lawsuits against violators.

The law was suspended by a federal judge who argued it was unconstitutional. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals then temporarily reinstated enforcement of the law. The Biden administration is urging courts to

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