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Tuesday marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. Friday marks the 40th March for Life protest of the legalization of abortion.
The lineup of speakers at this week's Democratic National Convention features a who's who of Big Abortion. The abortion profiteers list includes Cecile Richards, head of the nation's top abortion provider, Planned Parenthood; Nancy Keenan, head of NARAL Pro-Choice America; and Georgetown University contraception activist Sandra Fluke, who wants American taxpayers to fund abortion and birth control.
Inside the convention hall Tuesday, Democrats affirmed themselves as the pro-choice party, delivering the most detailed discussion of contraceptives and reproductive health in major-party political history and adopting a platform that defends abortion, including taxpayer funding for the procedure.
Pro-choice leaders and organizations applauded the Obama administration's Friday decision to require almost all employers to provide free birth control in their health insurance, but Catholic leaders quickly vowed to resist the rule.
Many church-affiliated institutions will have to cover free birth control for their employees, the Obama administration announced Friday in an election-year decision certain to upset conservatives and add to the national debate about the reach of government.
Three months after abortion nearly derailed President Obama's health care bill, the hot-button issue is back before Congress with an amendment to the Senate's defense policy bill that would end the military's long-established ban on allowing abortions in its overseas hospitals.
Nancy Keenan, president of Naral Pro-Choice America, said as much recently when she decided to step down in favor of someone who could appeal to young people.
These answers show why the Republican ticket "is "extremely dangerous to women's health," Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice, said after the debate.