This week, Texas ushered in the most restrictive abortion law in the United States since before Roe v Wade, the legal challenge that paved the way for liberalisation. From this month, abortion will not be available after a foetal heartbeat has been detected. Doctors and others who assist in procuring are abortion are liable to be sued by private citizens. The move prompted outrage from pro-abortion voices in the US and the UK, quoted in a plethora of massively partisan articles in the media. What the media hasn’t covered, is the extent to which the move to restrict abortion reflects public opinion in the US.
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