How a Republican and a Democrat Carved out Exemptions to Texas’s Abortion Ban

Listen and subscribe: Apple | Spotify | Google | Wherever You ListenSign up to receive our weekly newsletter of the best New Yorker podcasts.The New Yorker’s Stephania Taladrid reports on a rare example of bipartisan action in Texas that carved out two exemptions to the state’s strict abortion laws. They apply to only a small

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The New Yorker’s Stephania Taladrid reports on a rare example of bipartisan action in Texas that carved out two exemptions to the state’s strict abortion laws. They apply to only a small number of people, but the coöperation between a Democratic advocate of reproductive rights and one of the state legislature’s most conservative Republicans suggests that the extreme climate over abortion bans may be shifting. Also, the novelist and playwright Jen Silverman talks about the excitement and uncertainty of protests, which are at the heart of Silverman’s new novel, “There’s Going to Be Trouble.” And Maya Hawke—the popular young actor from “Stranger Things” who has a serious sideline as an indie songwriter—talks to Rachel Syme about not going to college, which is the subject of her new single “Missing Out.”

How a Republican and a Democrat Carved out Exemptions to Texas’s Abortion Ban

Rare across-the-aisle coöperation in Austin aims to protect the lives of some women who need abortions—and protect their doctors from prosecution.


Jen Silverman on “There’s Going to Be Trouble”

The New Yorker’s Vinson Cunningham speaks with the playwright and novelist about the excitement and uncertainty of protests, which are at the heart of Silverman’s new book.


Maya Hawke on the Fear of “Missing Out”

A popular young actor with a serious sideline as an indie songwriter, Maya Hawke talks to Rachel Syme about not going to college—the subject of her new single.


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