Abortion Rights and New State Restrictions

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Newly conservative state legislatures are challenging the rules for abortion with hopes of reaching a newly conservative US Supreme Court.  Will abortion become an issue in next year's presidential campaign? Will claims about "fetal pain" change public opinion? Also, Tea Party economics as the debt ceiling deadline nears, and Dominique Strauss-Kahn and justice — in the US and France.

Banner image: Rachel Eder of Quantico, Virginia, bundles up against frigid temperatures during an anti-abortion rally ahead of the March for Life on the National Mall January 24, 2011 in Washington, DC. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images



Warren Olney


Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis