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Ruth Bader Ginsburg says US abortion law hits poor women

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has told the BBC that restrictive abortion laws affect poor women in society.

Several states have passed highly restrictive abortion laws this year - and dozens more have proposed similar bills in their legislatures - though none have gone into effect thus far.

The BBC's Razia Iqbal spoke exclusively to Justice Ginsburg at a dinner at the New York Public Library where she was awarded the Berggruen Prize for philosophy and culture. The $1 million prize is awarded annually to someone whose ideas "have profoundly shaped human understanding and advancement" (she's donating the money to charity).

"Dissenting Opinion - an interview with Ruth Bader Ginsburg" will be broadcast on BBC World News on Friday 20 December at 23:30 GMT (not in North America & Latin America), Saturday 21 Dec at 05:30 and 10:30, and Sunday 22 Dec at 11:30, 16:30, 22:30.

You can also listen to the full interview on BBC World Service Radio over the weekend.