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Republican dominance on Capitol Hill has been welcomed by the right-to-life movement. But today, a dispute between moderates and conservatives led House leaders to pull a bill restricting late-term abortions. What's the message about majority party leadership — on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade?

Also, the Eurozone goes for American-style "QE", and a controversial death in Argentina. Was it a suicide…or not?

Photo: John Stephen Dwyer

Producers:
Andrea Brody
Evan George
Claire Martin

The Eurozone Goes for American-Style "Quantitative Easing" 6 MIN, 30 SEC

It's been working to help the US recover from the Great Recession, now Europe is trying what's called "quantitative easing." Today, Central Bank President Mario Draghi announced plans to buy bonds worth 60 billion Euros -- about $69.7 billion — every month.


Mario Draghi at today's press converence
Photo courtesy European Central Bank

Alessandro Speciale, who reports on economics for Bloomberg News, joins us from Frankfurt.

Guests:
Alessandro Speciale, Bloomberg News (@aspeciale )

The Politics of Abortion: Back on Capitol Hill 34 MIN, 56 SEC

On this 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the annual March for Life got under way with expectations that the House would pass restrictions on late-term abortions. But moderate Republican women objected to language about rape, and GOP leaders pulled the bill.

Outraged, hardline right-to-lifers call that a missed opportunity caused by "incompetence and cowardice." How divided is the Majority Party on Capitol Hill? Meantime, what's the status of challenges to Roe v. Wade?

Guests:
Lucia Graves, National Journal (@lucia_graves)
Carol Tobias, National Right to Life Committee (@NRLC)
Gretchen Borchelt, National Women's Law Center (@NWLC)
Willie Parker, Jackson Women's Health Organization

More:
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protect Act (HR 1797)
No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015 (HR 7)
Mollie Hemmingway on why everyone should be terrified by the GOP's abortion bill debacle
Gallup Poll on abortion
Dana Milbank on GOP's 'classic bait-and-switch' on abortion bill
Quinnipiac poll on abortion

Questions Swirl over Death of Argentina Prosecutor 8 MIN, 25 SEC

People in Argentina took to the streets on Monday over the shooting death of Alberto Nisman. He'd been scheduled to testify that day about accusations against President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. She first claimed Nisman's death was a suicide — but today she's saying otherwise.


President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner at yesterday's press conference

For 10 years, Alberto Nisman investigated the bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people. He claimed that Iran orchestrated the incident—and that President Kirchner was part of a cover-up. Nisman was shot to death one day before he was scheduled to present evidence to lawmakers. Taos Turner, who is reporting from Buenos Aires for the Wall Street Journal, picks up the story.

Guests:
Taos Turner, Wall Street Journal (@taos)

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