Why former Trump Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin is making a last-minute plea to Mitch McConnell

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Donald Trump's secretary of treasury Steven Mnuchin reportedly held private meetings with Sen. Minority Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to resolve the current debt impasse – but his efforts failed, with McConnell reportedly concerned that too high of a debt limit would threaten the nation's economic integri...
Also liable would be persons who "aid or abet" such abortions, defined as "including, but not limited to, paying for or reimbursing the costs of an abortion through insurance or otherwise, if the abortion is performed or induced in violation of this chapter, regardless of whether the person knew or should have known that the abortion would be performed or induced in violation of this chapter."

Many women don't realize they are pregnant until well after six weeks. The effect of the bill could be to make abortion all but unavailable in Florida; the Texas law forced clinics there to turn away patients, who flooded clinics in neighboring states, according to an Associated Press report.

Barnaby's appears to be the first abortion-restriction bill filed for the regular legislative session due to begin on Jan. 11. However, Democrat Anna Eskamani of Orlando has filed HB 6023, which would end the state-mandated 24-hour waiting period for abortions and allow the use of state funds to pay for the procedures.

The Phoenix attempted to contact Barnaby, the House's only Black Republican, but his Capitol office hasn't replied to a voice mail message.

Gov. Ron DeSantis has said that he wants to look into what Texas is doing, but an aide added that he is leery of encouraging citizens to snoop on each other.

However, the governor has joined an attack by the state of Mississippi on Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeast Pennsylvania v. Casey, key U.S. Supreme Court precedents protecting abortion rights. The case threatens to overturn decades of abortion protections established under Roe and Casey.

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Dec. 1 in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, stemming from a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks. It has been blocked for now by a lower federal court.

After the high court voted narrowly early this month to let the Texas law go into effect pending further proceedings, Senate President Wilton Simpson…
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