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CBS News 8 Apr 2020

Texas attorney general says he expects abortion ban amid coronavirus to reach Supreme Court

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says he expects the state's near-total ban on abortion during the coronavirus outbreak to reach the Supreme Court. CBS News reporter Kate Smith joined CBSN to talk about her exclusive interview with Paxton.


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