Taking Aim at Roe v. Wade The Supreme Court may be poised to withdraw the rights it granted in 1973. Will George Bush pay the political price?

When the Supreme Court decided last week to review a Pennsylvania law that restricts abortion, it all but guaranteed that the long-simmering issue would come to a boil again just before the Republican Convention gets under way in Houston in August. The day after the court took the case, the streets of Washington offered a symbolic preview of the fight to come. To mark the 19th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that made abortion a federally protected right, pro-choice and pro-life demonstrators squared off in photo-op warfare.

The latest flare-up was the last thing George Bush needed in...

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