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Listen In, Lubbock: Abortion rights in Texas

Sarah Self-Walbrick
Texas Tech Public Media
Fletcher Pape protested the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to reverse Roe v. Wade, which granted people the privacy right to have an abortion, on Friday, June 24, 2022.

The U.S. Supreme Court recently overturned the nearly 50-year precedent set by Roe v. Wade. It gave pregnant people the right to choose to have an abortion. The court’s new decision returns the issue of abortion services to states for regulation. Now, Texans are learning what that means. 

The Texas Tribune's Women's Health Reporter Eleanor Klibanoff explains what has happened and what we know about the future of abortion services in Texas. Later in the show, the director of Lubbock's Planned Parenthood Health Center, Angela Martinez, tells us about reproductive resources in Lubbock.


Eleanor Klibanoff, The Texas Tribune
Angela Martinez, Planned Parenthood Lubbock Health Center

Helpful links:

U.S. Supreme Court rules there’s no right to abortion, setting up Texas ban from The Texas Tribune

With the end of Roe, Texans will have to travel long distances for legal abortions from The Texas Tribune

Wealth will now largely determine which Texans can access abortion from The Texas Tribune

“We’re rejoicing”: Texas abortion foes celebrate Supreme Court ruling and say their work isn’t done from The Texas Tribune

Abortion rights demonstrators take to the streets in Texas: “It’s just unbelievable” from The Texas Tribune

How to get birth control and emergency contraception in Texas
from The Texas Tribune

Lubbockites react to abortion rights reversal from Texas Tech Public Media

Sarah Self-Walbrick is the news director at Texas Tech Public Media, where she leads the news team and focuses on underreported stories in Lubbock. Sarah is a Lubbock native and a three-time graduate of Texas Tech University. She started her career at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.