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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Talks About Abortion Rights Battle at NH Event

Restrictive access to abortions are advancing in the south and midwest, with some states making it illegal to terminate a pregnancy once a fetal heartbeat is detected

Sen. Elizabeth Warren received a warm welcome from Democrats Saturday at a New Hampshire clambake.

The 2020 presidential candidate was in Portsmouth for the annual Rockingham County Democratic event. She got strtaight to the point, harping on the topics of abortion and student debt.

Warren has spoken out after the extreme abortion ban in Alabama made headlines.

"Women are not going back," Warren said Saturday. "Not now, not ever."

Warren's abortion rights platform, released Friday by her Democratic presidential campaign, centers on the establishment of "affirmative, statutory rights" that would "block states from interfering in the ability of a health care provider to provide medical care, including abortion services," and sets similar restrictions on states' power to block patients from getting medical care, including abortions.

Her proposals come as Missouri joins Alabama, Georgia and other states in advancing laws that limit abortion access — with Alabama's law drawing skepticism from some anti-abortion Republicans as too draconian, given its lack of an exception for cases of rape or incest.

"The overwhelming majority of Americans have no desire to return to the world before Roe v. Wade," Warren said in an online post Friday announcing her ideas. "And so the time to act is now."

Warren also told New Hampshire voters she was committed to an issue that's crippling many students before they even get their first jobs.

"Over the past 10 years in New Hampshire, student loan debt has more than doubled," she said.

The senator says her plan to fix it starts with cancelling student loan debt for anyone who has it and ends with a wealth tax.

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