Texas' abortion ban and the return of the conservative agenda
Why the status quo always wins. "Millions of Texas women looking to terminate a pregnancy will now be greatly inconvenienced by the need to resort to some out-of-state subterfuge, and millions more will lose access altogether through lacking the financial or social resources to pull that off. It’s going to change a lot of lives for the worse." Texas has essentially cut off all access to abortion services, but what is the deeper political significance? This instalment of Slow Boring reflects on why banning abortion is actually very unpopular. Here, Matthew Yglesias reveals what this statement of intent from Republicans could signify when they gain the opportunity to govern.
From Matthew Yglesias