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Abortion is likely one of the hottest political problems with 2019. With a newly configured Supreme Court, which many pundits assume has the votes to roll again or overturn the landmark 1972 Roe v. Wade ruling, states are speeding both to guard abortion rights or cross legal guidelines meant to limit or ban it.
But the abortion debate is way more sophisticated than simply professional or con. It’s entangled in partisan politics, well being care, faith and extra.
For this 100th episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” we take a deep dive into the state of abortion within the United States.
This week’s panelists are Julie Rovner from Kaiser Health News, Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico, Jen Haberkorn of The Los Angeles Times, and Sandhya Ramen of CQ Roll Call.
Also, Rovner interviews KHN’s Lauren Weber, who wrote the newest “Bill of the Month” characteristic a couple of not-so-funny invoice for laughing gasoline.
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Among the takeaways from this week’s podcast:
The Supreme Court’s cut up resolution this week on an Indiana abortion regulation — permitting the a part of the regulation requiring burial or cremation of fetal stays whereas nixing the abortion bans within the invoice —gave these on each side a win with out tipping the court docket’s hand on the place it’s leaning or getting it embroiled in 2020 politics. The variety of abortions in America is at an all-time low — partly due to the effectiveness of long-term contraception — whereas the politics dogging the problem are as tense as ever. Are Democrats in Congress actually seeking to overturn the long-standing Hyde Amendment, which bars federal abortion funding? Previous Democrat-led Congresses have tried earlier than with no luck, though the present Congress has fewer Democrats who oppose abortion rights. If you’re a company against abortion and making an attempt to sway a Supreme Court swing vote, on whom do you have to focus? Chief Justice John Roberts or newcomer Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh?
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