How a Mississippi court case could pave the way for new abortion bans across the U.S.

By: - October 15, 2021 6:00 am

People protest against Georgia’s “heartbeat” bill at the Capitol building. The law would prohibit nearly all abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected and was set to take effect on Jan. 1 until a federal court blocked it. It’s currently under appeal. Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images.

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Minnesota Reformer. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.