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Austin hospital welcomes first baby of 2022

The baby was born just minutes after the stroke of midnight. (HeartProductions)

Austin has already welcomed its first little bundle of joy for the new year!


Congrats to mom and baby! (HeartProductions)

Baby Jeremiah was born to Desiree Gillespie at 12:09 a.m. on New Year's Day at St. David's Women's Center of Texas. He weighs 7 pounds, 8 ounces.

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PHOTOS: Hundreds protest for abortion rights in Austin amid Roe v. Wade ruling

(Bob Daemmrich)

Hours following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that guaranteed a constitutional right to an abortion, on Friday, about 1,000 people gathered in Republic Square with signs calling for change.

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The high school valedictorian who took aim at Texas legislators in her speech is still fighting for women’s rights as a UT student

(Paxton Smith/Instagram)

Paxton Smith’s 2021 valedictory speech at Lake Highlands High School in Dallas wasn’t the same speech she had previously shared with school administrators. She dropped the approved speech and made a case for women’s reproductive rights after lawmakers passed the Texas "Heartbeat Bill.”

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