ISSUES: The Supreme Court Ignites A Fiery Abortion Debate

Government must not interfere with the right of any woman to have an abortion in the first three months of her pregnancy if she so chooses. That fundamental and sweeping principle was established by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973. But last week the court seriously compromised and restricted its edict. By a vote of 6 to 3, the Justices held in effect that the only women who can be certain of being able to have a medically safe abortion are those who can afford to pay for one. State and local governments,...

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