Restricting abortion around the US to have ripple effects in the NW

Abortion rights demonstrators rally outside of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home in Chevy Chase, Md. Monday Sept. 13, 2021, after a high-profile decision earlier this month in which the court by 5-4 vote declined to step in to stop a Texas law banning most abortions from going into effect, prompting outrage from abortion rights groups and President Joe Biden.

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The Texas law prohibiting most abortions is giving rise to a number of other states enacting more restrictions. Mark Nichols is a professor at Oregon Health Sciences University and a practicing physician who has been providing abortion services for 40 years. Anuj Khattar is a family practice doctor in Washington and travels out of state on a regular basis to provide abortions where access to the service is low. They join us to share their experience and tell us how policies in other states are likely to affect patients and providers in the Northwest.

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