Last week in Kansas, a federal judge intervened to prevent enforcement of new rules that would have shut down two of that state's three abortion clinics. His injunction will stay in effect until a trial is held. In Nebraska, Idaho, Indiana, Oklahoma, Alabama and South Dakota, legislatures have also enacted tough new restrictions for legal abortions in the past year, with hopes of reaching a newly conservative US Supreme Court. Will abortion become an issue in next year's presidential campaign? Will claims about "fetal pain" change public opinion?
Abortion Rights and New State Restrictions
- Erik Eckholm - New York Times - @eckholm
- Mary Kay Culp - Kansans for Life
- Ann Stone - Trump campaign / Republicans for Choice - @aews
- Sue Thomas - Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation