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  • Rep. Paul C. Broun says he stands by Georgia Right to life during his Republican primary campaign to succeed Sen. Saxby Chambliss. (Associated Press)

    Georgia split highlights discord in ranks of pro-life movement

    Ending abortion may unite the pro-life movement, but a rift between the nation's oldest and largest organization and a state affiliate shows there is still a raging battle over how to do it.

  • Susan B. Anthony List and other pro-life groups have been lobbying Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, for weeks to lead the charge in the Senate on legislation would ban abortions 20 weeks into pregnancy, with exceptions for risks to the mother's life and rape or incest, though such a bill is unlikely to be taken up in the chamber. (Associated Press)

    Rubio weighs sponsorship of bill to end abortions after 20 weeks

    Sen. Marco Rubio is expected to sign on as the chief sponsor of a bill that calls for the end of most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy — a move that would put him in the thick of another politically charged national debate and perhaps shield him from the barrage of criticism he is facing on immigration.

  • Members of Students For Life of America pray at the Supreme Court last week while waiting for a ruling on the health care reform law. The law was upheld last Thursday, and foes' attention now turns to the presidential election in November, which holds the key to the law's fate. (Raymond Thompson Jr./The Washington Times)

    Abortion activists concur: Presidential vote paramount

    In the wake of the Supreme Court's stunning ruling on health care, activists on both sides of the abortion issue have pledged to bring the full weight of their movements into the November election battles.

  • Democrat Reps. Bart Stupak of Michigan (left) and Jerry Costello of Illinois arrive Wednesday at the West Wing of the White House for President Obama's closed door signing of an executive order that reaffirms the health care reform law's restrictions on the use of federal funds for abortion. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Taxpayer-funded abortions are here

    It now appears that two more states, Maryland and New Mexico, will join Pennsylvania in using tax dollars to kill unborn children. As the National Right to Life Committee discovered, federally funded high-risk insurance pools in these states include "pre-existing condition" insurance plans that cover abortion. The pools have received $5 billion from Congress to provide benefits until 2014, when Obamacare kicks in.

  • Rep. Bart Stupak (left), Michigan Democrat, speaks with Elin Richardson of Rapids City, Mich., after a town-hall meeting in Tawas City, Mich., on Monday, March 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    EDITORIAL: Obamacare abortions on tap

    Where have you gone, Bart Stupak? Even more importantly, where is your voice, Kathy Dahlkemper?

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