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Podcast: Battle Over Access

Host Micah Drew sits down with staff reporter Maggie Dresser to talk about the battle over abortion access in Montana

By Micah Drew

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The fight over abortion access has been playing out in statehouses and courts across the country in recent months, including high profile cases such as a Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks while letting regular citizens carry out enforcement. Here in Montana, the Republican controlled legislature held its first session in 16 years without the threat of a Democratic governor’s veto, and passed several laws restricting abortion access in the state.

Beacon Staff Writer Maggie Dresser wrote about the battle over access in this week’s cover story, and sat down with host Micah Drew to discuss her reporting.

Later, Micah runs through the latest stories from the last week including record breaking visitation in Glacier National Park, updates on local COVID-19 cases, a controversial library book and the return of the Brawl of the Wild.

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The music in this episode is “Thinking Music” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

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