05/23/2015 07:30 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

So That Happened: How One Texas Bill Could Make It Impossible For Minors To Get Abortions


So, that happened. On this week's podcast, we look into Texas legislation restricting access to abortion for minors, compare and contrast federal bills aimed at curbing what food stamps can buy with the fact that Congress want us to give them more money, and conclude our conversation from last week on Seymour Hersh's controversial claims about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Listen to this week's "So, That Happened" podcast below:

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Some highlights from this week:

“The most insidious part of the legislation is that they also said that the state will presume that everyone seeking an abortion is a minor unless that person shows a valid form of government identification.” -- Samantha Lachman on Texas’ new abortion restrictions

“Instead of trying to figure out what would be a good thing for people on food stamps to eat, we’re just gonna take the standard from WIC. So it’s a lazy piece of legislation.” -- Arthur Delaney on federal legislation to limit what Americans on food stamps can purchase

“There are apparently members of Congress who just sort of get by. And it’s a fact that in this modern era, Congress critters are expected to have a domicile in Washington, D.C., or thereabouts and a home back in their district. I’m straining myself to be generous.” -- Jason Linkins on members of Congress asking for a raise

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This podcast was produced and edited by Ibrahim Balkhy and engineered by Brad Shannon, with assistance from Christine Conetta and Adriana Usero.

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