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Politics Podcast: Why Some States Are Passing New Abortion Restrictions

On Wednesday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law a ban on nearly all abortions in the state. It joins a group of states — including Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Ohio — that have enacted restrictions on abortion this year. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux and Perry Bacon Jr. discuss the legal and political thinking behind these recent changes.

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Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter.

Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux is a senior writer for FiveThirtyEight.

Perry Bacon Jr. is a senior writer for FiveThirtyEight.

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