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1987: The only time a pope visited Texas

Starting this week, people in Central Texas will travel some 600 miles west to see Pope Francis during his visit to Juárez, Chihuahua, on Feb. 17. But nearly 30 years ago, seeing the pope didn’t even require leaving the state.

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After Texas stopped funding Planned Parenthood, low-income women had more babies (+video)

The state of Texas’ sustained campaign against Planned Parenthood and other family planning clinics affiliated with abortion providers appears to have led to an increase in births among low-income women who lost access to affordable and effective birth control, a new study says.