Bush's No-No On Abortion

No-No On Abortion The President's twin vetoes slow the pro-choice momentum

Abortion-rights activists may be winning over politicians and the public, but they still lack the muscle to override their most powerful opponent. Two weeks ago, George Bush vetoed a bill to permit Medicaid to pay for the abortions of the victims of rape or incest. Last week, by a count of 231 to 191, the House of Representatives fell 51 votes short of the two-thirds majority necessary to overturn him. Bush then vetoed the District of Columbia's $3.4 billion annual budget because it includes Medicaid funds for abortion.

The President called his first veto agonizing; he supports the right to an...

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