He lied, she lied, they lied, we all lie, to ourselves and one another, in hearings and in print, at dinner and on Nightline, lest we give one inch in a war over abortion that rages on. Occasionally a lie is recanted, as happened when abortion-rights lobbyist Ron Fitzsimmons said that there are many more dilation-and-evacuation (D & E) procedures than he had admitted. With the "partial birth" abortion bill coming to the House floor this week for the second time, and with every chance of passage, even partial truth on the subject is elusive.

The truth eludes not just those...

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