‘Texas is not abortion-free yet’: After Roe v Wade, what’s next?

50 years after the US Supreme Court decision, a look at life in a post-Roe world.

A patient exam room sits empty at Alamo Women's Reproductive Services, an abortion clinic that closed its doors following the overturn of Roe v. Wade and plans to reopen in New Mexico and Illinois, in San Antonio, Texas, August 16, 2022.
A patient exam room sits empty at Alamo Women's Reproductive Services in San Antonio, Texas, an abortion clinic that closed its doors after the Roe v Wade ruling was overturned. It plans to reopen in New Mexico and Illinois. [File: Callaghan O'Hare/Reuters]

Texas is the largest US state with a near-total ban on abortion. Legislators and activists want to make 2023 the year of closing the loopholes that remain, whether that’s travel to nearby states for the procedure or targeting abortion medication by mail. The state is also where the Roe v Wade legal case was first filed. It had made abortion legal across the United States after the US Supreme Court ruled on the case 50 years ago this week. We hear from one former abortion provider about life in a post-Roe world.

In this episode: 

  • Dr Jessica Rubino, abortion provider
  • Amina Waheed (@atwaheed), producer for Al Jazeera’s Fault Lines
  • Mary Tuma (@TumaTime), journalist

Episode credits:

This episode was produced by Khaled Soltan and Alexandra Locke with our host, Halla Mohieddeen. Amy Walters and Chloe K. Li fact-checked this episode.

Our production team also includes Chloe K. Li, Miranda Lin, Ashish Malhotra, Negin Owliaei, and Amy Walters. Our sound designer is Alex Roldan. Aya Elmileik and Adam Abou-Gad are our engagement producers. Alexandra Locke is The Take’s executive producer, and Ney Alvarez is Al Jazeera’s head of audio.

For more:

Watch the Fault Lines documentary, ‘The End of Roe: Living without abortion rights

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Source: Al Jazeera