The Political Interest Will Abortion Be Covered?

Should a woman lie to obtain an abortion? Norma McCorvey thought so when she cried rape 20 years ago. The ruse failed and she was forced to have the baby, but McCorvey became "Jane Roe," the plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision guaranteeing reproductive freedom. Today, with the right to choose protected, the equal exercise of that right is in jeopardy, and important abortion proponents are urging women to follow McCorvey's example -- a strategy the Clinton Administration may eventually endorse, if only implicitly.

Despite a pro-choice President and a Democratic majority in Congress, the abortion-rights battle...

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