'Just the beginning': After Texas victory, anti-abortion rights activists could extend gains

Posted on AllSides September 6th, 2021
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The ripple effect after Texas’ highly restrictive anti-abortion law went into effect was immediate. Within 24 hours, legislators in at least six states — Florida, Arkansas, Indiana, Mississippi, North Dakota and South Dakota — expressed interest in introducing similar legislation.

With state legislatures out of session, most of the bills won’t be introduced right away. But abortion rights advocates say the threat to women’s reproductive freedom across the United States has already begun — and extends far beyond abortion.

“It’s important to realize that the attacks on abortion are not the endgame for the anti-choice movement,” said Kristin Ford,...

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