The Heat: Abortion laws in the US

The Heat

Activists across the country are taking to the streets protesting anti-abortion laws sweeping the nation. The most extreme, in Alabama where abortions are now illegal in virtually all cases including rape and incest. Doctors performing abortions could face up to 99 years behind bars.

An anti-abortion bill is facing a legislative test in Louisiana and Missouri’s governor could sign a law as early as this week banning most abortions after the eighth week of pregnancy.

CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez has this report from St. Louis, Missouri.
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To discuss:

  • Jessie Hill is an associate dean and law professor at Case Western Reserve University.
  • Cindy Pearson is the executive director of the National Women’s Health Network.
  • Kayla Roberts is the co-founder of the Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund.
  • Joshua Edmonds is the executive director of the Georgia Life Alliance.

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