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Rayenieshia Cole decided against abortion after visiting a Dallas pregnancy center.(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Rayenieshia Cole decided not to have an abortion after visiting Birth Choice pregnancy center in Dallas.(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
(Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times)

Pregnancy centers offer services like free pregnancy tests, and sometimes resources like diapers or baby clothes — even classes and counseling. Their main focus, though, is to persuade women not to have abortions — and support those who continue their pregnancies.

Today, how religious organizations and state funding have led to the rise of these pregnancy centers, as abortion rights fall nationwide.

Read the full transcript here.


Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times Houston bureau chief Molly Hennessy-Fiske

More reading:

The antiabortion movement fuels a growth industry: Pregnancy centers

Read and listen to the rest of the L.A. Times “The Future of Abortion” series here

Even with Roe vs. Wade in place, low-income women struggle to get abortions in Texas

About The Times

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