Texas has successfully banned abortion, and the Supreme Courtroom refused a brief restraining order whereas the case winds its manner up the courts. As final week’s visitor, The Nation’s Elie Mystal, argued, Roe v. Wade has successfully been overturned, and Republican states across the nation will quickly observe Texas’ lead with their very own efficient bans.
If the Supreme Courtroom finally ratifies the ban as anticipated, the one recourse can be electoral. That’s small consolation for ladies in solidly Republican states like Idaho, Wisconsin, or West Virginia. However the battlegrounds are a unique story, Texas included. Suppose the one technique to defend a lady’s proper to decide on is by profitable an election. In that case, there might be renewed participatory curiosity from single girls and younger voters—teams which have traditionally suffered from poor voter turnout.
At this time’s visitor is Jodi Hicks, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood California. We’ll ask her about how she thinks the Texas abortion legislation affected the California recall election, if all of it. She’s carried out lots of campaigning for California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Has she observed a distinction on the bottom? Is she seeing heightened urgency amongst voters? Additionally, how does she suppose the difficulty has resonated nationally from her vantage level—will it play a pivotal position within the 2022 midterms? The Supreme Courtroom is predicted to rule on a Mississippi abortion ban earlier than subsequent yr’s November elections, inevitably thrusting the difficulty entrance and middle within the closing months of the marketing campaign.
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