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How arguments in a Texas abortion case could affect Arizona

Published: Monday, November 1, 2021 - 11:12am
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The United States Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in a divisive Texas abortion case Nov. 1 that could have future implications in other states hoping to pass sweeping laws that restrict abortion — including Arizona.

Arizona lawmakers passed a law banning abortion in the case of genetic abnormalities that is currently pending a federal appeal. However, SCOTUS rules in the Texas lawsuit could mean more legislative changes, which will only further the debate over one of the most heated topics both here and around the country.

To discuss the Texas case before SCOTUS and what could happen in other states depending on the ruling, The Show spoke with Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, a senior writer with FiveThirtyEight.

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