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hello and a warm welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world, i'm paula newton at cnn headquarters in atlanta. and an explosion of shock and fury is being felt right across the united states after the revelation that the supreme court could be on the cusp of ending a woman's constitutional right to an abortion. a right millions have held sacred for nearly half a century. you hear it there, protests have erupted everywhere from the steps of the supreme court, you see the video right there, but that, as well, continued to capital cities right across the country and many places in between. the outrage was triggered by the leak of a draft opinion that indicates the supreme court is preparing to strike down roe versus wade. now, that's the landmark 1973
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ruling that made abortion rights the law of the land. the author of the opinion,alito egregiously wrong. and that carries a lot of weight, as he and four other conservative justices now hold a majority on the supreme court. u.s. president joe biden, meantime, says a woman's right to an abortion is, quote, fundamental, and that the supreme court's decision, if it becomes official, could end up affecting all decisions in americans' private lives. >> if this decision holds, it's really quite a radical decision. does this mean that in florida they can decide they're going to pass a law saying that same-sex marriage is not permissible? it's against the law in florida? so, there's a whole -- it's a fundamental shift in american jurisprudence.
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>> now you on the flip side, many conservative republicans see the likely demise of roe v. wade as a victory in their decades-long battle against legalized abortion. some are celebrating loudly and proudly. others are taking a more subdued approach for fear of alienating moderate voters ahead of those crucial midterm elections and they're also trying to shift the focus to investigating who was behind the leak, the unprecedented leak of that draft opinion. cnn's paula reed has that story. >> reporter: the leaked draft sparking protests across the country. >> the people united will never be defeated! >> reporter: and prompting questions. chief justice john roberts -- >> do you plan to investigate the leak? >> reporter: seen here leaving his home tuesday, issued a statement calling the leak an egregious breach. he has directed the marshal of the court to investigate. the court confirms the draft is
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authentic, but cautioned it does not represent a decision or position of any member on the issues in the case. the nearly 100-page opinion says a majority of justices are prepared to uphold a mississippi law that would ban abortion after 15 weeks and overturn roe v. wade, which en 50 years ago, leaving it to individual states to determine abortion's legality. justice samuel alito authored the draft, stating, there is no inherent right to an abortion, writing, the constitution makes no reference to abortion and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision. alito says roe was egregiously wrong from the start, and that its reasoning was exceptionally weak and the decision has had damaging consequences. the opinion is not expected to be pubished until late next month and could still be modified as draft opinions circulate and justices can change their vote.
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sources tell cnn roberts did not want to completely overturn roe. it appears alito was joined in his majority by justices thomas, kavanaugh, gorsuch, and amy coney barrett. even though kavanaugh and gorsuch called ro ed roe the la the hand during their confirmation hearings. >> that's the law of the land, i accept the law of the land, senator, yes. >> senator susan collins, who voted in support of gorsuch and kavanaugh, said today in a statement the draft opinion was completely inconsistent with what justice gorsuch and justice kavanaugh said in their hearings and in our meetings in my office. president biden called the draft decision radical, and echoed concerns that this decision could serve as a template for limiting other individual rights previously recognized by the court, like same-sex marriage and access to contraception. >> if the rationale of the
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decision as released were to be sustained, a whole range of rights are in question. >> reporter: but in the wake of this draft opinion, democrats are vowing to fight to protect abortion rights. >> we'll go down as an abomi abomination. one of the worst, most damaging decisions in modern history. >> we could pass a law to protect every woman's right to an abortion and we should do that. >> if this turns out to be the opinion of the court and it's issued, it could have a major impact on the outcome of this election. >> reporter: republicans are condemning the leak itself. >> whoever committed this lawless act knew exactly what it could bring about. >> whoever did this leak should be prosecuted and should go to jail for a very long time. this has shaken the independence and the ability of the judiciary to function. >> reporter: paula reed, cnn, washington.
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donald trump apparently still has that magic touch with republican voters in ohio. cnn projects j.d. vance will win the state's gop senate primary. now, the former president endorsed vance, a venture capital ist and author. he will face congressman tim ryan in november's midterm election and the winner will replace retiring republican senator rob portman. now, in the ohio governor's race, meantime, cnn projects mike dewine will win the republican primary. trump did not endorse any candidate in that race. dewine will face former dayton, ohio, mayor who won the democratic primary there. to some developing news here, south korea and japan are reporting another suspected ballistic missile launch by north korea. seoul says an unidentified projectile was fired to the east of the korean peninsula just a short time ago. japan's coast guard believes the missile has already fallen into
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the water. now late last month, kim jong unvowed to wram p up his development of nuclear arms, including an intercontinental ballistic missile. officials say it puts the entire u.s. mainland in range. and we of course will bring you more details on this story as they become available. to ukraine now, and it is assessing the damage after several regions were hit by russian missile strikes. in the west, the mayor of lviv says two people are injured after missiles hit there. the images you see there show a power station on fire in the aftermath, knocking out electricity for most of the city tuesday. water supplies were also affected. ukraine says missile strikes throughout the country caused severe damage to railways and in infrastructure. meantime, new video shows ukraine's artillery and attack drones continued to be effective against russian armor in the east. a number of russian military
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vehicles lie destroyed in the village south of kharkiv. heavy fighting has devastated the area as russia continues to push ahead with its offensive and ukrainian forces continue to resist. and for more on the situation in ukraine, we want to bring in our isa soares, who is in lviv for us. and some harrowing hours on tuesday for that city that is usually spared, right? >> a city that's, by the way, has seen very little in terms of missile strikes and has been a refuge, it's fair to say, paula, for so many, but yes, our team on the ground did see large plumes of smoke really here from this vantage point yesterday. but all eyes, of course, not just on those missile strikes, but also on the harrowing journey, paula, to safety for so many in mariupol. finally complete for dozens of civilians fleeing the besieged city of mariupol. before hundreds of others, of
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course, the terrifying wait continues, at least for now. t ukrainian officials say they are planning more evacuation efforts, if it is safe enough to do so. of course, we'll keep an eye on that. in zaporizhzhia, there were tears of joy and relief, of course, on tudesday, as more thn 150 evacuees arrived. around 100 of them have been evacuated from the bombed out azov steel plant. but hundreds remain trapped inside the sprawling industrial complex under relentless attack. well, according to officials from both sides, russian forces have launched a fresh round of attacks on the plant. a ukrainian commander inside the plant says they've been under constant fire and he says at least two civilians sheltering in a bunker were killed during these attacks on monday. cnn's nick paton walsh was in
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zaporizhzhia for us when those evacuees from the mariupol steel plant arrived on tuesday. he spoke with two women about some of the horrors they endured while trapped understood ground. >> reporter: five buses only, but delivering innocent ukrainians to safety from russia's onslaught. just over 100 civilians, the first to leave the basement of the azovstal steel plant in mariupol. bringing with them stories of the circle of hell they lived in underground for weeks. this is olga. after two months in the dark, she struggles in sunlight still. i ask if she can see okay. "bad," she says, "i can't see anything in the sun." aged 78 and she keeps saying, completely alone, her entire life is in these two bags.
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48 hours earlier, she was pictured in a ukrainian military video just walking out of mariupol, cheerfully across a bridge. now, via the u.n. and red cross, talks in moscow and kyiv and countless russian checkpoints, she is here. worried she cannot fend for herself as a wound to her leg isn't healing because of her diabetes. the head torch that was her only source of light still around her neck. her toilet roll in her pocket.
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also coming off the bus is another familiar face -- ana, with her 6-month-old. embraced by her brother, one of many family reunions here. she was also seen in the same video as olga leaving mariupol. the day after the baby turned 6 months old. she is a french teacher in happier times. how do you feel now? tired? >> now, i feel happy and exhausted. because two months -- >> reporter: how did you live for two months in a basement with a 4-month-old boy? how did you eat? >> now i smile because -- because i can smile finally, because all these months i was crying a lot, every day. emotionally it was really very,
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very difficult. when we didn't have any food for him, we just took a candle and we heat water on the candle. >> reporter: the busy world she's emerged into now different for her. >> for me, now, very -- air strikes, it's the most difficult and the most scary world, because now i -- when i -- sorry. >> it's okay. >> it's emotional. >> of course. >> now there are a lot of noise. i have, like, reflex to hide myself, you know? >> reporter: what are you going to tell him when he's older? >> i just tell him that he was really very, very brave boy. very brave. he's very calm, he's the best child in the world. i can say. >> reporter: he's sleeping well. that's all you can ask for.
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>> exyeah, yeah. and also i can say -- i don't want for him to -- to repeat this story, or to repeat this story with his child. >> reporter: yet the terror they've all witnessed to will fuel a loathing that won't pass quickly. nick paton walsh, cnn, zaporizhzhia, ukraine. >> a brave boy and indeed a very prove mommy, too, joining me now from milan italy, professor of economics at the university of california-berkeley. good morning to you. let's start with the missile attacks we saw late last night here across the countries russian forces are targeting, once again, the logistics, the transport of military equipment. what does this tell you about how the battle is going here? >> so what we see is that, you
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know, on the ground, it's now been two weeks since the donbas offensive started and they're not really moving much. however, they're bombing ukraine like, you know, all over the country, yesterday they've been targeting electricity in infrastructure, trying to stop transport. and they're continuing to bomb, you know, major cities, mariupol is completely bombed out, kharkiv, so they are going to continue bombing and bombing even though they're not advancing very much. >> and do you think then at that point, do you think these attacks will only start to ramp up as we get closer to that may 9th day, that russia's victory parade? >> well, it doesn't seem that there's very much of a victory that they can announce, but they will always probably put some spin on it, but the truth is
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that the russian army is doing quite badly in this war so far compared to their initial objectives. on the other hand, you know, the damage done to ukraine is absolutely massive. >> yeah. and we, of course, have seen right around, right across ukraine, those missile attacks, but the fear is from those i've been speaking to, that putin could leverage the symbolic kind of significance of this date, use it as a propaganda value to mobilize his forces and increase hostilities. how real is this? >> it's still possible that putin could mobilize more t troops, as i said, they are going to continue bombing as long as they can, but you know, the morale of troops on the ground is not that great, so they already have over 100 battalions inside ukraine and they can continue mobilizing,
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but it's not clear that this is going to have a major impact. i think right now, they are just continuing to bomb and they think that they can terrorize ukrainian population, but it has exactly the opposite effect. >> yeah, it has, in my ways, like you're saying, it has united them and made them even more defiant. i don't know if you heard in the last three, four hours or so, but u.s. intelligence officials saying that russia will try to annex the separatist occupied regions by mid-may. the u.s. ambassador said yesterday this is straight out of the kremlin's playbook. your thoughts on this? >> well, you know, exactly. they will announce annexation, they are trying to organize a referendum in kherson, apparently it's not working, forcing the population there to
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use rubles, but you know, they're really, you know, not winning any sympathy on the ukrainian side. >> yeah, not winning sympathy and when you saw the ukrainians really standing their ground, defiantly, pushing back against those forces in kherson and we're seeing similar pushes, of course, in kharkiv in the last 24 hours. professor, i appreciate you taking the time to speak to us. thank you, professor. thank you very much. and i'll have much more from lviv in the next half hour, but paula newton, we'll be watching on mariupol, the possibility of more evacuations, of course, 100,000 people still stuck, stranded within the city and so many hundreds more inside that steel plant, no word, though, as to whether there will be evacuations from the steel plant today. paula? >> okay, isa, we'll continue to hope for good news. still to come for us, the governor of oklahoma says he wants his state to be the most pro-life in the country, as he
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signed a new abortion bill into law. we'll have the details of that up next.
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there's growing backlash to a draft opinion that shows the u.s. supreme court may be poised to end a woman's right to an abortion by striking down roe v. wade. now, the news has sparked protests right across the country, including in washington. you see there in front of the supreme court. vice president kamala harris echoed the shock and anger in some pointed remarks, saying if the supreme court overturns roe v. wade, it will be a, quote, direct assault on freedom. >> how dare they? how dare they tell a woman what she can do and cannot do with her own body. how dare they? how dare they try to stop her from determining her own future? how dare they try to deny women
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their rights and their freedoms? >> in oklahoma, meantime, the state's republican governor has just signed a bill modeled after the controversial texas abortion law that will prohibit abortions when a heartbeat is detected, which could be as early as six weeks. lucy kafanov has more. >> reporter: some conservative states like oklahoma are already bracing if the leak drafted opinion becomes the final decision. >> it signals something -- something devastating for reproductive rights in oklahoma and across the country. >> reporter: oklahoma governor kevin stitt, a republican, has said he would back any legislation that restricts abortion. last month, he signed a bill into law that makes performing an abortion illegal in the state, except in medical emergencies. >> criminalizes abortion, makes it a felony for the doctor. the penalty is up to ten years in prison and up to $100,000 fine. >> reporter: the law bans all
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abortions unless the life of the mother is at stake. there's no exception for rape or incest. >> two wrongs donald make a right and as horrific as rape and incest are, that innocent child should not lose their life because of that. >> reporter: the oklahoma legislature passed a texas copy cat bill called the oklahoma heartbeat act, which would prohibit abortions as early as six weeks before many women even know their pregnant. the measure does allow for exceptions in medical emergencies. the bill also allows private citizens to file a civil suit against anyone performing an abortion or knowingly, quote, aiding and abetting an abortion, including paying for the procedure. abortion providers have already filed challenges to both bills to try to block them before they take effect. what is the reality when it comes to abortion rights for women here in oklahoma? >> well, they're already severely restricted. you're not ending abortion for people who live in oklahoma, you're just forcing them to go to another state. >> reporter: oklahoma has already felt the effects of the supreme court allowing the texas law to stand.
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>> we have very few abortion providers in oklahoma and those that do still exist are, of course, right now, overburdened by folks coming in from texas and so we can't meet the need that we currently have in oklahoma. >> reporter: the number of women coming from texas to get abortions in oklahoma rising to more than 220 in each of the two months after the texas law took effect in september, up from about 40 a month. abortion rights activists saying ultimately, as more red states pass restrictive laws, women will have fewer and fewer choices. >> in the past, we've been able to rely on the court as a backstop to block some of the most egregious laws they've proposed, but we know that's not true anymore. >> reporter: oklahoma's republican governor has signed the new restrictions into law on tuesday. this is the oklahoma heartbeat act, models after that strict texas law which bans abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, which is a time that
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as the fighting rages in eastern ukraine, the scars of war are plain to see among some ukrainians who defiantly choose not to abandon their homes. and that includes an elderly woman and her 96-year-old mother, 96, who somehow survived a russian artillery attack. but another family member was not so lucky. cnn's sam kiley as their story. >> reporter: since russian rockets destroyed her home and killed her brother, all she has
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left is her mother and her life. >> translator: all at once, it started falling one by one. there were explosions everywhere. opposite the kitchen and house, the window blew open. we're standing there. my brother was making the sign of the cross and i'm shouting. i turned away from him to look at the house and then another rocket hit. and i was trapped under the rubble. i can't see my brother anymore. i fell and i don't even know how i woke up and started pulling myself out. i'm all scratched and battered. i yell ed for him, but he was gone.
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>> reporter: ludmila's home was flattened during the battle for a town now in russian's hands. putin's forces have been driving sout southeast. russia's aim is to capture all of the donbas, and that includes luhansk and donetsk province. but he says we need powerful, long-range artillery and that unfortunately is not here yet. and it could completely change the whole war. without the heavy weapons already promised by the u.s. and other western allies, he says -- the russians will destroy everything with artillery and mortars. they destroy with aircraft, they use helicopters. they're just wiping everything off the face of the earth so there's nothing left to hang onto. for ukraine, this is an existential battle. reinforcements have being rushed to the front lines, but there's no sign of the heavy weapons
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needed to block a russian advance, much less reverse it. a doctor says ludmila will be moved west for more treatment, but her fate and that of her 96-year-old mother is unknown. "we simply cannot physically handle so many wounded with such severe injuries," he says. this elderly woman, a victim of russian shelling that morning, joins the ward. and more than 13 million other ukrainians have fled their homes to escape ludmila's fate. >> translator: i was brought here naked. i had nothing at all. no money, no documents, nothing. >> reporter: yet her very survival is a small victory over putin, because she's been neither beggared or beaten. sam kiley, cnn. now, russia is also doubling down on some controversial come meants about neo-nazis in ukraine. and now israel is right in the
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russia is raising the stakes in a high level dispute with israel over ukraine, adolf hitler, and anti-semitism. the foreign ministry accuses israel -- israel now -- of supporting, quote, the neo-nazi rescheme in kyiv. israeli officials are livid over comments from russia's top diplomat sergey lavrov. on sunday, he claimed hitler and jewish blood and that the most -- that hitler had jewish blood and that the most ardent anti-semites are usually jews. israel hasn't fully joined western sanctions on moscow. u.s. president joe biden made a trip to alabama on tuesday to thank workers for supporting ukraine's fight against russia. the president spoke to employees at a lockheed martin facility. he told them the javelin an anti-tank missiles they manufacture make it possible for ukraine to defend themselves.
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and he again called on congress to pass the $33 billion package of new aid to ukraine. >> we know that the united states is leading our allies and partners around the world to make sure the ukrainians who are fighting for the future of their nation have the weapons and capacity and ammunition and equipment to defend themselves against putin's brutal war. >> the u.s. has delivered more than 5,000 javelins to ukraine and nearly 500 more have been received from allies. the u.s. state department is now classifying pro-basketball star brittney griner as being wrongfully detained in russia. that means that the u.s. won't have to wait for griner's case to move through russia's legal system. and the u.s. will now seek to negotiate her return through president biden's special envoy for hostage affairs. griner was arrested at a moscow airport in february and accused of smuggling narcotics, which is punishable by up to ten years in prison. now, i'm paula newton at cnn
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taken from the homeless funds. and they'd get a refund on their $100 million license fee, taken from homeless funds, too. these guys didn't write a plan for the homeless. they wrote it for themselves. so, the field seems set for what's expected to be one of the most hotly contested u.s. senate races this year. cnn projects j.d. vance, backs by donald trump will win ohio's republican primary. now, he will face democratic congressman tim ryan in november. cnn's jeff zeleny has more from headquarters in cincinnati, ohio. >> reporter: in one of the first big primary nights of the 2022 midterm campaign season, a big
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republican victory in cincinnati for j.d. vance who emerged the victor in a crowded primary field for the u.s. senate. now this is a race to replace retiring senator rob portman. he was running against a field of five other major conditions and emerged as the winner at the end, thanks to the endorsement from former president donald trump. this has been viewed as a test of the former president's strength and one of the first people j.d. vance thanked tonight was mr. trump. >> i absolutely have to thank the 45th, the president of the united states, donald j. trump, ladies and gentlemen. one, for giving us an example of what could be in this country. remember 2019 when wages were going up and not down? remember 2019, when workers were doing well in this country, not struggling terribly. thanks to the president for everything, for endorsing me. >> reporter: vance best known for that best-selling book has
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never run for public office before. in his first campaign, he not only defeated several seasoned republican candidates, he also introduced himself to ohio voters. now, for the next six months, he'll be running against democratic congressman tim ryan, who vance accused of trying to act like a trump democrat. of course, this will be one of the most competitive races in the fall campaign, but more importantly, urgently, this is a big test of the former president's strength going forward. he's offered endorsements in several house, senate, and governors races. the strength will be tested throughout the month of may if he's a king maker in his party. the first try on that stop here in ohio, mr. trump showed that he still is. jeff zeleny, cnn, cincinnati. now, we are tracking new developments out of alabama, where a search is ongoing for a corrections officer and an inmate who disappeared together after leaving a detention center friday. now, new surveillance video shows casey white shackled and
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in an orange jumpsuit, being escorted into the back of officer vicky white's patrol car. the two are not related. the lauderdale county sheriff says from there, they drove to a nearby shopping center and got into another vehicle. the sheriff says the officer accused of helping the defendant had a relationship with him. >> we have confirmed that there was -- what we call a special relationship. it was not a physical relationship that we can have any evidence of, but they did communicate at times when she was not at work. >> now the sheriff says the two met in 2020. and we want to go back to our top story this hour, anger and frustration among millions of women right across the united states as the country's decades old battle over abortion rights erupts again. protesters took to the streets after the u.s. supreme court
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confirmed the authenticity of a leaked draft opinion that might overturn the landmark 1973 roe v. wade ruling legalizing abortions nationwide. now, according to the gut matcher institute which supports abortion rights, 26 states could feature abortion bans if roe is overturned. chief justice john roberts, meantime, announced an investigation into the leak, calling it a betrayal. democrats and some moderate republicans are voicing their dismay. here's democratic senator elizabeth warren's reaction. >> i am angry. angry and upset and determined. the united states congress can keep roe versus wade the law of the land, they just need to do it. >> i've never seen you so angry, you seem to be -- >> this is what -- the republicans have been working towards this day for decades. >> for more, i'm joined by a
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community organizer at the texas equal access fund. and it's good to have you here with us, especially as we continue to have a great deal of debate about this right around the united states. i want to start by getting your reaction to the opinion, it is a draft opinion, not a ruling yet, but what's at stake if it stands? >> i mean, millions of people will be harmed if this actually becomes the law of the land, if roe v. wade is overturned and abortion is illegal. millions of people will be harmed by this decision. so, for me, and for lots of people, my initial reaction is shock and horror and disbelief and anxiety. nothing good. no good feelings. >> when you talk about the anxiety, it's important to really go through the experience in texas, right? a law passed last year, it means it's illegal for a woman to obtain an abortion after about
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six weeks. i mean, you testified in congress about the harmful effects about the new law in texas. i mean, how has abortion access been transformed in your state? >> i mean, sb-8 is radical and extreme and so wrong and it's already harming so many people here in texas. and, you know, a lot of people are having to leave the state to access basic health care, that is their right th, that is something they deserve. i've been one of these people in the past, you know, i've had two abortions and i've had to travel out of state for one of them while i was living in texas. i traveled to colorado springs because i thought abortion was illegal in texas at a time when it actually wasn't, but i was misled by a crisis pregnancy center. and i can tell you, going out of state to access health care, one, isn't right, but also, it's not easy and it's extremely expensive. most of the clients that we serve are low income people of color, people that are already
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struggling to make ends meet. most of them are already parents, so child care is another added barrier for them, too. i think of my first abortion, before i was a parent, and i think of my second abortion, while i was a parent. there was though way, you know, that i would have been able to travel to another state while not having anyone to care for my daughter that i have now. it's just -- even if someone provides, you know, someone with some resources or some funds to travel out of state, it still doesn't make it easy. >> some pro-life advocates, meantime, saying striking romines abortion will return to the states and that will be decided by elected officials, not judges, and some have also raised the issue of the viability of a fetus. pro-life advocates say they really want roe struck down for this reason. listen. >> to start to move the united
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states back in line with modern science and medicine and the rest of the world to really humanize and modernize our laws, that will be the hopeful outcome of overturning roe versus wade is that we can start to move to more of a middle ground. >> i mean, you heard what she said there -- in terms of that middle ground, do you think that there are reasonable limits that should be put on abortion? some people say it should be 15 weeks. >> no, i don't think there should be any limits. i think that's a load of bs. middle ground and science, because all of that is absolute rubbish and not backed by any facts. abortion should always been the decision of the pregnant person and the pregnant person alone, regardless of their circumstances. you know, people shouldn't have to go through life-altering tragedies to have bodily autonomy tow make the decision that is right for them. i hear when people talk about abortion, they go to extreme circumstances, oh, what about rape and incest, what about, you
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know, what about sexual assault, what about abnormalities, what about medical issues, yes, all of that obviously is valid and those are heartbreaking, but someone shouldn't have to go through those extreme circumstances to be able to decide what they need to do with their body, to decide what is best for them and their families and their lives. it is not acceptable, it is ridiculous. so, no, i don't think there should be any limits to when someone can have an abortion. >> yeah, and many have indicated this is a women's health issue and in states like texas, where it's restricted, that it does start toing be a health issue for women. all right, well, thank you for your input on this and we'll continue to follow the debate. thank you so much. and another voice we heard from today, abortion rights activists say women should be allowed to make their own decisions about their bodies and here's what one democratic congresswoman says about her experience as a young girl with an unplanned pregnancy.
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>> i was a young teenager, 15 years old and i got pregnant. and my mother gave me all the options, she was so loving with me and she said, it's your decision, we'll talk about it, but it's nobody else's decision. i have a friend who knows a doctor in a back alley in mexico, juarez, and if you want to do this, if we decide this is what you want to do, i'll send you to her and she will take care of you. so, i decided at 15 that was the only option i had. so, i flew to el paso and she took me to an alley, i can still see the lights shining down, it was dark, it was about 10:00 at night, you know, this was -- it was traumatic for me, because this was my decision, and i never talked about it before, because as my mother said, that was my decision, nobody else's business, quite frankly. >> that was u.s. congresswoman
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barbara lee of california and we will continue to cover all the controversy surrounding supreme court and abortion rights here at cnn. thank you for joining us this hour. i'm paula newton at cnn center in atlanta. we'll be right back with more news right after a break. "peace of mind." such a big, beautiful idea. and for us at this means - free cancellation on most bookings. it's a bit functional. but we'll gladly be functional. so you can be free. booking.yeah
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hello and a warm welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. i'm paula newton at cnn headquarters in atlanta. a brazen leak of supreme court documents has ignited an abortion uproar right across the country. the contentious issue over which so many americans agree to disagree is being argued all over again. now that women appear poised to lose their


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