Abortion Rights and New State Restrictions

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Abortion Rights and New State RestrictionsLast 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?

Credits

Guests:
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

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Sonya Geis