Tonight on All In with Chris Hayes we’ll have updates on two major women’s health stories we have been following closely.
Sunday night, Ohio’s Republican Governor John Kasich signed a budget into law which significantly restricts access to abortion and women’s health services. Restrictions include one requiring ultrasounds before women receive an abortion and another that slashes funds to Planned Parenthood. Connie Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning national syndicated columnist for The Plain Dealer in Cleveland will join Chris Hayes to talk about the consequences of these anti-abortion measures, as well as a sales tax increase included in the expansive new budget.
The battle over abortion restrictions continued Monday in Texas, where thousands of protesters gathered to rally against a proposed anti-abortion bill on the first day of a special legislative session. State Senator Leticia Van de Putte, who has been an outspoken critic of the legislation, will join All In with Chris to discuss the day’s developments.
Plus: As the implementation of Obamacare progresses, so do the partisan efforts to obstruct it. Last week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican Whip John Cornyn penned letters to the top professional sports leagues urging them against partnering with the Obama administration to support enrollment in the new health care programs. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania authorities have been chasing down pro-health care activists for protesting with sidewalk chalk. One such activist was arrested for writing a “derogatory remark” about Governor Tom Corbett, who has said he opposes any expansion of Medicaid. What did he write that was so offensive, you ask? This one-sentence message: “Governor Corbett has healthcare, we should too.” Nicole Lamoureaux, Executive Director of the National Association of Free Clinics will join the table to talk about these latest attacks on expanding healthcare access.
Also, former President George W. Bush commented on the National Security Agency scandal for the first time Monday, saying he believes self-identified NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden has “damaged the security of the country.” In light of these remarks, Chris Hayes will take a trip down memory lane and discuss “Total Information Awareness,” a since-discontinued Bush-era surveillance program that recorded the digital activity of all Americans.
Later, the discussion will turn to race and suspicion in light of a new Department of Justice report finding that the country’s largest sheriff’s department has been unlawfully profiling minorities. Karen DeSoto, former prosecutor/criminal defense attorney and professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Michael Eric Dyson, msnbc political analyst and professor at Georgetown University will join the table with Chris Hayes.