Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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Incoming UT freshman Paxton Smith used valedictory speech to speak out against new abortion law

Incoming UT freshman Paxton Smith used valedictory speech to speak out against new abortion law

June 6, 2021

Paxton Smith ditched her preapproved valedictorian speech to speak out against a new Texas law that bans abortion as early as six weeks or as soon as a heartbeat is detected. Smith called the bill “gut-wrenching”...