WATCH: Latina Texans Face Health Crisis

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The passing of the new Texas abortion law last week has left many women in the state feeling worried when it comes to reproductive health.

According to The Huffington Post, the restrictive abortion law is now forcing the community to be faced with several challenges.

"I think that if you just look at the fact that Latina women in Texas are about 36 percent more likely to die from cervical cancer and that we have the highest incidence of cervical cancer rates in the state, then that's a sense of perspective of how hard it is for Latina women in Texas to access any kind of services and preventive car," said NARAL Pro-Choice Texas board member, Lillian Ortiz.

Go to the next page to see more of what Ortiz had to say and watch the video segment.

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