The US Supreme Court's Roe versus Wade decision legalized abortions in 1973. But the argument over the "right to choose" versus the "right to life" has by no means been decided. We hear about the torrent of proposed abortion restrictions produced by last year's conservative victories in state legislatures and on Capitol Hill. Also, the US plans to withdraw some troops from Afghanistan, and the US Senate looks into smartphones and tablet computers that track and record their users' locations. We hear what Google and Apple have to say.
Banner image: Screen grab from the Illinois Federation for Right to Life of an ultrasound, like that which pro-life advocates would require a pregnant woman to see before undergoing an abortion.