Split Double-Header

Yesterday was the equivalent of a split double-header for reproductive rights. The Supreme Court somewhat mysteriously refused to overturn a Court of Appeals order allowing Texas’ new draconian abortion law to take effect; we’ll have more about that here later today. But in Albuquerque, a bid to make that city the first to enact municipal abortion restrictions (the post-20-weeks ban making the rounds in Republican-controlled state legislatures) via ballot initiative failed by a healthy ten-point margin.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.