On Tuesday, a federal court overturned Arizona’s law that outlawed abortions after 20 weeks. One of the big problems of the bill was that it started the clock not from the moment of conception but from the woman’s last menstrual period. If you’re scoring at home (or even if you’re alone) you’ve already figured out that this meant under the law, women were considered pregnant before having sex. Arizona Republicans really believe in immaculate conception!
On Monday I got to debate Erica Grieder about her book, Big, Hot, Cheap and Right: What America Can Learn from the Strange Genius of Texas, which is both marvelously readable and sadly wrongheaded. Here’s the video of the debate that our friend Dave Shaw moderated. Tell me what you think.