Take Two for June 13, 2013

Denied access to abortions. What happens after?

Pro-life demonstrators (R) confront pro-

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Pro-life demonstrators (R) confront pro-choice counterparts (L) in Washington, DC, as tens of thousands of pro-life and pro-choice opponents rally marking the anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling on abortion. Abortion has been legal in the United States since the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade on January 22, 1973.

The House Judiciary Committee has approved a ban on 20-week abortions, and now the measure is headed to the floor of the Senate next week. 

This weekend, the New York Times magazine asks the question about what happens to those women who are denied access to abortions, they're told, because their pregnancies are too far along. 

At the center of the article is research coming out of the University of California, San Francisco's Research Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health. The center's director Dr. Tracy Weitz joins the show to explain the implications of this decision.


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