THE WEEK: FEBRUARY 5-11

FEBRUARY 5-11

NATION

Nominee in Trouble (Take 20)

The odds against Dr. Henry Foster becoming the next Surgeon General seemed to grow steeper as his nomination bogged down in a controversy over the number of abortions he had performed during his career-a dispute that once again put the White House in the embarrassing position of having to explicate a sloppy vetting process. Appearing on Nightline, Foster said he had performed 39 abortions-an upward adjustment from the "fewer than a dozen" he said he had previously told the White House about. Many antiabortion Senators questioned Foster's candor, leaving many proabortion-rights lawmakers fuming over...

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