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How The Texas Abortion Law Is Like The Fugitive Slave Act

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With the passage of Senate Bill 8 in Texas, private citizens are deputized to turn in neighbors suspected of aiding an abortion after six weeks. Michele Bratcher Goodwin is a chancellor’s professor at the University of California, Irvine and founding director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy, and she joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how weaponizing the citizenry takes a cue from the Fugitive Slave Act, and how the practice might affect liberty today. Her article “The Texas Abortion Ban Is History Revisited” was published in Ms. magazine.