In her black Honda Civic, Angie Hayes picks up women in Houston she's never met before and drives them an hour to where they need to go: an abortion clinic — or rather, one of three abortion clinics that remain in Houston. Access is scarce in the sprawling Texas city, and it's the same, if not worse, all over the state, where women have been known to travel hundreds of miles to get the procedure done.
Many blame the restrictive Texas House Bill 2, or HB2, passed in 2013. More than 40 abortion clinics were operating in Texas before HB2 passed. As of October, only 19 remain.