Last week, Alabama passed the most restrictive abortion law in the country, banning abortion in almost all cases with the exception of some instances where the mother’s life is in danger.
That ban followed a Georgia law -- a “heartbeat” law -- that bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy.
In April, Indiana passed a law that all but bans a type of second-trimester abortion.
As a wave of anti-abortion legislation continues in state legislatures during the runup to the 2020 election, here’s a look at what Democratic candidates for president have said -- via tweet -- about the new legislation and where they stand on the issue:
Bill de Blasio
People hold up signs in favor of legal abortion during a protest against abortion bans, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, outside the Supreme Court in Washington. A coalition of dozens of groups held a National Day of Action to Stop the Bans, with other events planned throughout the week.
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