Choice Decision

Another antiabortion setback

With gaudy antiabortion posters set up in the normally staid Senate chamber, Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah and his conservative allies pressed for a constitutional amendment that would overturn the historic 1973 Supreme Court decision (Roe vs. Wade) that guarantees women a constitutional right to abortion. "The country is on a slippery slope to infanticide," warned Senator Jeremiah Denton of Alabama. "Even dogs have more protection than the unborn," said Hatch. But after two days of speeches in a largely empty Senate chamber, the ten-word Hatch amendment fell 18 votes short of the required two-thirds majority last week...

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