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How Activists Are Protecting Reproductive Rights Under Trump

Taking a page from the anti-abortion lobby, pro-choice groups are pushing proactive legislation at the state level.
Source: Nick Ut / AP

In deep-red Kentucky, a reproductive-rights group is urging Democratic state legislators to introduce a resolution that declares, in a very blue-state manner: “abortion is health care.”

“Abortion shall be recognized as an essential component of women’s health care,” the model legislation reads.

In Republican-dominated Arizona, meanwhile, State Senator Katie Hobbs plans to introduce a bill that would allow more insurance plans to cover abortions and would help rape victims access emergency contraceptives. The measure is another brainchild of the same reproductive-rights group, the Public Leadership Institute.

The Institute hopes to see introductions of these pro-choice and

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