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Abortion Conversations Op/Ed by Katie Hyten

Alabama's state-wide news outlet, AL.com, published an op/ed today by EP co-Executive Director Katie Hyten, who writes that conversations about abortion


Inspired by their participation in Guns: An American Conversation, journalists Stephen Koff and John Count assembled this document to provide a common touchstone for participants in difficult conversations about gun rights, regulation, and violence in the United States.

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