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November 20, 2013 10:53 AM Split Double-Header

By Ed Kilgore

Yesterday was the equivalent of a split double-header for reproductive rights. The Supreme Court somewhat mysteriously refused to overturn a Court of Appeals order allowing Texas’ new draconian abortion law to take effect; we’ll have more about that here later today. But in Albuquerque, a bid to make that city the first to enact municipal abortion restrictions (the post-20-weeks ban making the rounds in Republican-controlled state legislatures) via ballot initiative failed by a healthy ten-point margin.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


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