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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