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State Limits on Abortion During Virus Challenged in Court

  • Red and blue states spar over whether procedure is ‘essential’
  • Law professor sees ‘power play’ over reproductive rights
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The coronavirus is adding new ammunition to America’s abortion wars.

Several states have put in place limits on abortions, saying they were non-essential services during the virus. That has prompted legal challenges and a flurry of judicial rulings -- yesterday, judges in Texas, Ohio and Alabama blocked the state actions.