Where the abortion debate stands now

5:03 p.m. ET, May 21, 2019

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3:58 p.m. ET, May 21, 2019

Protesters dressed like handmaids march outside Arizona State Capitol

A group of demonstrators dressed like handmaids from the TV show "The Handmaid's Tale" with signs around their necks reading "#WarOnWomen" marched outside the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix on Tuesday.

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Arizona has several laws on the books that restrict access to an abortion. For example, a woman in the state seeking an abortion must receive counseling and wait 24 hours before having the procedure, according to the Guttmacher Institute.

Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey, who says he is pro-life, said this week that he believes the abortion ban law passed in Alabama is too strict, and that he still supports "exceptions for life of the mother, rape and incest."

2:13 p.m. ET, May 21, 2019

Kirsten Gillibrand: Trump will have a war on women, "and he will lose it"

Presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand told CNN that women "are going to fight" the anti-abortion laws. She also blamed the Trump administration for pushing them, calling it a "war on women."

"I think this something that President Trump has unleashed. He wants to apparently have a war on women in America and if this is a war that he wants to have, he will have it and he will lose it. Because American women are not going to accept this."
1:36 p.m. ET, May 21, 2019

Besides abortions, what does Planned Parenthood do?

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks at the history of Planned Parenthood, and the controversy surrounding the organization's funding for abortions.


1:25 p.m. ET, May 21, 2019

Bernie Sanders: "We have to do everything we can" to defend abortion rights

Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders just showed up outside the Supreme Court at the abortion ban protest.

"The right for a woman to control her own body is a fundamental constitutional right," Sanders told CNN. "And we have got to do everything we can to defend."

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1:25 p.m. ET, May 21, 2019

Protesters in Philly: "My body, my choice"

Protesters with signs reading "Abortion is Healthcare" and "Vote Them Out," and chanting "my body, my choice," have gathered in downtown Philadelphia to protest the recent abortion bans.

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Note: Pennsylvania is not in the handful of states that recently passed abortion ban legislation. Its governor, Democrat Tom Wolf, recently announced he would "veto any anti-choice bill that lands on my desk." The rally is one of many being held across the country.

1:16 p.m. ET, May 21, 2019

Kamala Harris: "I stand in solidarity with those across the country to #StopTheBans"