Texas abortion law will hurt people of color, those with low incomes and other marginalized groups, advocates say

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As the conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court allowed Texas’s near-complete abortion ban to proceed, abortion-rights advocates and Democratic lawmakers warned of who would bear the brunt of what is now the country’s most restrictive abortion law: people of color, people with low incomes and other marginalized groups.The law prohibits abortion once cardiac activity can be detected in the embryo — as early as six weeks into pregnancy, when many people are unaware they’re even pregnant. The law would prevent more than eight in 10 abortion seekers from getting care, by one analysis. “Essentially, it’s a total abortion ban,” Jamila Perritt, a Washington, D.C.-area OB-GYN who provides abortion care and serves as president and CEO of Physicians for Reproductive Health, told MarketWatch. “But it runs along race and income lines, and so it’s very clearly discriminatory and inequitable.” Anti-abortion groups applauded the law, which took effect Wednesday and
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