PoliticsThursday 05.26.22

State Sen. Mallory McMorrow On Abortion Rights In Michigan | Hell & High Water

John Heilemann talks with Mallory McMorrow, the 35-year-old Democratic state senator in Michigan whose fiery, 5-minute floor speech last month denouncing the Republican Party’s divisive rhetoric and demagogic tactics on cultural issues (and its targeting of LGBTQ Americans in particular) went wildly viral .... turning her into an overnight national political sensation. Heilemann and McMorrow discuss the likely overturning of Roe v. Wade and the implications for women in Michigan, the extreme views held by numerous Republican candidates on the issue (including one candidate seeking to impose a birth control ban), and the high stakes of the November elections. Tune in to the full episode to hear about McMorrow’s decision to speak out after being baselessly accused of “grooming” children by a GOP colleague, and how Democrats can and should fight back against the Republican culture war and reclaim the language of faith from those using it as a weapon.

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