Paul Barnes, the attorney for the state, begins by laying the groundwork for the state’s argument that admitting privileges are intended to protect the health and safety of women seeking abortion.   In this clip, you hear Barnes argue that “laws that have a rational basis and do not impose an undue burden are constitutional.”  One of the judges immediately jumps in to repeat, “And which do not impose an undue burden.  Seems to me you’ve got a steep hill to climb when you say that the only abortion clinic in the state is closed.  No abortion provider is available.”  Barnes responds that there is “nothing inherently burdensome about crossing a state line.”