US abortion rights: New laws highlight election battleground

A new six-week abortion ban in Florida makes it illegal to seek a termination before many women even realise they're pregnant. Amid a dizzying patchwork of abortion legislation across US states following the overturning of Roe v. Wade almost two years ago, the issue of reproductive rights is increasingly galvanising voters on both sides of the political divide. Also, as birth rates continue to fall steadily across much of the word, Haxie Meyers-Belkin talks to Dr Helen O'Neill, lecturer in Reproductive and Molecular Genetics at UCL, about what she calls the "fertility taboo", whereby growing numbers of couples struggle to start families after neglecting their reproductive health until it's too late.

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