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How Texas is using sovereign immunity to restrict abortions

Clip: 09/01/2021 | 5m 11s | Video has closed captioning.

A restrictive abortion law in Texas went into effect Wednesday after the Supreme Court failed to respond to an emergency plea to intervene before midnight. Texas has now banned most abortions after the 6th week of pregnancy. The law also empowers private citizens to file lawsuits against anyone who helps another person get an abortion, and is the most restrictive in the nation. John Yang reports.

Aired: 09/01/21

Rating: NR

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