Pandemic Puts Abortion in Crosshairs as State Bans Spread

“This is a political power play,” said Michele Goodwin, a law professor at the University of California at Irvine and author of “Policing the Womb.” … Goodwin, the law professor, said the argument that abortions aren’t essential fails because “all constitutional rights are essential.” She also said some states that are using the coronavirus as a reason to restrict abortion are the same ones that put very strict limits on when during a pregnancy a woman could legally end it.