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Video Round Up: 2015 To Be 'Key Year' in Fight for Abortion Rights, Mo. Consent Bill Draws Controversy

Video Round Up: 2015 To Be 'Key Year' in Fight for Abortion Rights, Mo. Consent Bill Draws Controversy

January 9, 2015 — In today's clips, MSNBC's Krystal Ball takes a look at the year ahead for reproductive rights, while HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani discusses a Missouri bill that would require abortion patients to obtain consent from the man involved in the pregnancy.

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MSNBC's Krystal Ball delves into how "2015 is shaping up to be a key year in the fight for reproductive rights" and discusses the outlook this year for abortion rights with NARAL Pro-Choice America's Ilyse Hogue. Ball also talks with Advocates for Youth's Deb Hauser and the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health's Yamani Hernandez, who she notes are "on the front lines" of the fight for abortion rights, about their own abortion stories (Ball, "Krystal Clear," MSNBC, 1/7).


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HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani and the Huffington Post's Dave Jamieson discuss a bill (HB 131) proposed by Missouri state Rep. Rick Brattin (R) that would require a woman seeking an abortion to obtain written, notarized consent from the man involved in the pregnancy. Modarressy-Tehrani also notes that Brattin, in describing his legislation, said that it would not apply in cases of "legitimate rape," a phrase that drew widespread criticism when previously used by former Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) (Modarressy-Tehrani, HuffPost Live, 12/18).