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Texas passed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, and Royce Brooks and Wendy Davis join Jennifer on the show to make sense of it all. Royce is the executive director of Annie's List, an organization that aims to elect progressive women to statewide office in Texas. Wendy was a former Texas state senator, most known for filibustering a previous restrictive abortion bill in 2013 for 11+ hours. Royce, Wendy, and Jennifer discuss how unpopular the Texas law is, why lawmakers seem to have created it with blatant disregard for the Constitution, and how Republicans are skirting accountability by enacting voting bills that keep women and people of color out of power. Plus, will one of our guests run for Texas governor?
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