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Activists Pushing For More States To Ban Abortions Based On Broader Criteria

In this photo taken Feb. 22, 2016, Ellie Hermann, stands near the street as cars drive by with a protesting sign near the West Alabama Women’s Center, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Brynn Anderson/AP)
In this photo taken Feb. 22, 2016, Ellie Hermann, stands near the street as cars drive by with a protesting sign near the West Alabama Women’s Center, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Brynn Anderson/AP)

Indiana will soon have some of the most sweeping abortion restrictions in the country. A new law that was passed last week makes it illegal for women to get an abortion because of a baby’s physical or mental disability, or because of race or gender. The law takes effect in July.

Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti talks with Leah Samuel, a reporter with STAT, about Indiana’s new law and how anti-abortion groups like Americans United For Life are now pushing other states to consider similar bans.

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