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The Roundtable: Are Abortion Bans Compatible with Conservatism?

Restricting abortion access means more government control over citizens' bodies.

A panel of commentators joined Roundtable to discuss sexual harassment, abortion, and other current hot-button issues. In this segment, they discuss abortion, bodily autonomy and conservatism.

Dr. Sarah Manski argues that bans on abortion are inconsistent with conservative ideology.

"I don't why any conservative would want the government involved in people's personal bodily medical care," she says. "It totally is a disconnect."

Joy Villa insists that the two positions can be compatible.

"I believe from conception, it's a child. Science backs that up too. I don't believe in murdering another person or an innocent person. So I believe there has to be rules to protect the innocent and the unborn," she says. "But I also believe that the government shouldn't necessarily come in and tell you what to do, because I'm also anti-government control in that way."

Watch the full discussion below:

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Roundtable Guests:

Tracy Hoyos Lopez, Attorney, Former Prosecutor

Joy Villa, #1 Billboard Charting Singer, Actress, Producer

Michael Loftus, Host, The Loftus Party Podcast

Dr. Sarah Manski, Professor of Business and Global Affairs, George Mason University