Women dressed as handmaids from the novel, film, and television series "The Handmaid's Tale" demonstrate against cuts for Planned Parenthood in the Republican Senate healthcare bill at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., June 27, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein.

Abortion Laws: State by State

When Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the US this spring, it appeared to be part of a larger strategy to effectively outlaw abortion. This panel addresses the various state-specific anti-choice efforts, and considers ramifications for the future of Roe v. Wade and reproductive rights more broadly. Shaniqua McClendon, political director for Crooked Media, moderates a discussion with California Senator Connie M. Leyva, Loyola Law School professor Brietta Clark, and NARAL Pro-Choice America's Amy Everitt.

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