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From abortion to school threats, historic moments permeated 2022 in RGV

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Signaling continued fight, abortion advocates hold demonstration in McAllen

McALLEN — Come Monday, it will be 45 years since McAllen resident Rosaura “Rosie” Jimenez died because she was denied a legal abortion.

Leaning on faith: New pro-life pregnancy center hopes to fill need amid abortion ban

MISSION — After the U.S. Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade, one nonprofit group decided to push up their opening date, believing their services would be needed more than ever. But their services won’t focus on reproductive health or abortion resources. Instead it will try to convince women to not seek an abortion elsewhere and navigate their unplanned pregnancy.

McAllen abortion clinic to reopen following judge’s order

Abortion services in McAllen will resume after a Harris County judge granted a temporary restraining order against the enforcement of a pre-Roe v. Wade abortion ban.

Won’t back down: RGV pro-abortion groups continue the fight following Supreme Court ruling

McALLEN — As the sun began to set on a tumultuous week, roughly 200 people gathered in front of city hall here to protest the latest blow to abortion rights.

McAllen abortion clinic shuts down as abortions cease throughout Texas

The one clinic that provided abortion services in the Rio Grande Valley ceased providing abortions on Friday following the Supreme Court ruling overturning abortion...

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

By MARK SHERMAN | Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50...

Legal experts scratch heads over abortion, murder indictment

Questions remain after the Starr County District Attorney’s Office backpedaled Monday on an indictment they sought against a woman who they said had a “self-induced abortion,” but legal experts wonder what law gave prosecutors confidence in their initial charge.

Motion filed to dismiss Starr County abortion murder indictment

A motion was filed Monday morning to dismiss the murder indictment against a Starr County woman who had a “self-induced abortion,” according to the district clerk’s office.

Supreme Court doesn’t block Texas abortion law, sets hearing

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is not immediately blocking the Texas law that bans most abortions, but has agreed...