Religion: Ecumenical War over Abortion

Both sides believe that opponents threaten their basic rights

It has become a Washington fixture. Every January, tens of thousands of Roman Catholics and other foes of abortion gather in the capital for the March for Life. It protests the Supreme Court's 1973 decision guaranteeing the right of women to end pregnancy up to the point at which the fetus is "viable," or "potentially able to live outside the womb, albeit with artificial aid." But this week's marchers will have competition. On the same day, liberal Jewish and Protestant clergy in New York City...

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