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Abortion In America: A Look Back At History As States Move To Pass Restrictions09:43

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Louisiana joined nearly half a dozen other states this week in passing similar restrictions on abortion. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson dives into the history of abortion in the U.S. with historians Nathan Connolly (@ndbconnolly) and Brian Balogh (@historyfellow), co-hosts of the podcast "BackStory," produced at Virginia Humanities.

Correction: In a previous version of the audio atop this post, Brian Balogh incorrectly stated the Supreme Court justice who engineered the anti-abortion strategy for President Ronald Reagan was Justice Antonin Scalia. He meant to say Samuel Alito. We regret the error.

This article was originally published on May 30, 2019.

This segment aired on May 30, 2019.

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