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Shana Gadarian Quoted in USA Today Piece on Texas Abortion Law, Republicans

September 11, 2021

USA Today

Shana Kushner Gadarian

Shana Kushner Gadarian

Texas law, known as SB 8, and signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in May, bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually at about six weeks. It includes a provision in which private citizens can sue abortion providers and anyone involved in "aiding and abetting" abortions, including someone driving a person to an abortion clinic. Shana Gadarian, professor of political science, says within the Republican Party the average voter is not necessarily supportive of these types of bills, "even though they're more supportive of restricting access, or moving the timeline of when women can access abortion back." Gadarian was quoted in the USA Today article, "Texas abortion law could hurt Republicans in 2022 midterm elections, experts say."

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