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    In this file photo, students from the University of Texas hold signs during a rally in favor of abortion rights November 24,2003 in Austin, Texas.

    A Texas law aimed at restricting abortions, which took effect in 2013, has led to more women trying to end a pregnancy on their own, while the number of clinical procedures in the state has declined, according to a study released on Tuesday, NBC News reported.

    The Texas Policy Evaluation Project found that an estimated 100,000 to 240,000 women aged 18 to 49 in Texas have tried to self-induce abortion since the law went into effect, using such methods as herbs, teas and medications obtained in Mexico without prescription. The study showed that poor women bear the brunt of the law.

    "This important new research paints an alarming picture of what the future may be like for women across the country if the Supreme Court does not block this cruel law," Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement on Tuesday.