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Nearly 1,000 protesters on hand in Daley Plaza for rally against Texas abortion ban, joining hundreds of cities across the nation

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The measure is one of many so-called “heartbeat laws” passed in various states, which try to ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Other similar statutes, though, have been blocked by the courts, citing Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case that established the right to terminate a pregnancy.

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