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SMU lost to TCU in Saturdays Iron Skillet game 34-17. Next years matchup is the last scheduled game in the longstanding rivalry.
SMU falls short at TCU
September 26, 2023

Student Opinions on the New Abortion Law

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On September 1, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott enacted one of the strictest laws concerning abortion ever passed in the United States. SMU students’ opinions vary, ranging from complete opposition to profound satisfaction with the law.

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According to the new Texas abortion law, abortions are forbidden as soon as a ‘fetal heartbeat’ is identified, which can be as early as 6 weeks into pregnancies. At this point, many women are not aware of their pregnancy, rather attributing it to a late menstrual cycle. The law also encourages citizens to sue abortion providers, from which citizens could receive $10,000 if successful.

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