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Thousands of demonstrators in Texas cities marched Saturday to decry Texas’ new near-total abortion ban, joining protesters across the nation calling for the protection of abortion rights.
Senate Bill 8, which officially became law Sept. 1, effectively bans abortions at about six weeks from the patient’s last menstrual period — before many know they’re pregnant. The law invites private citizens to sue abortion providers or people who aid someone in getting an abortion.
Here’s a look at some of what Texas Tribune photographers saw Saturday as demonstrations were held in the state.