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The Escalating War On Women

Is the war on women ramping up? Restrictive abortion laws emerge in several states.

Current TV’s John Fugelsang, staff writer Irin Carmon, and comedians Elayne Boosler and Lizz Winstead consider a spate of extremely restrictive abortion laws that have passed or are being considered in states across the country. Some, like a proposed law in Arkansas and another in North Dakota, directly violate Roe v. Wade by banning abortions before viability.

“The majority of Americans want abortion to be safe and legal,” says Carmon. But the restrictions that are being passed are not medically necessary, so why do people support them? “If you ask people why they’re passing (these restrictions), their particular end is to ban abortion, not make women safer.”

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