Under The Radar

Thirty years after Roe v. Wade, the White House is pressing its case against ABORTION delicately. An inside look at the strategy

George W. Bush's first workday was also the day that tens of thousands of antiabortion activists gathered in Washington for their annual protest against the landmark Supreme Court decision guaranteeing a woman's right to abortion. So new was the Bush team on Jan. 22, 2001, that most officials hadn't yet been issued their White House telephone extensions. Kansas Senator Sam Brownback frantically dialed cell-phone numbers from the rally's stage beneath the Washington Monument. When he finally reached Tim Goeglein of the Office of Public Liaison, Brownback put his request for a show of support bluntly: "If you're going to take this...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!