Hot News Stories (1/23/14)

St. Louis Post Dispatch (St. Louis, MO)
Anti-choice legislation to extend the waiting period before an abortion by two days drew support from several Missouri state representatives during a hearing on Wednesday.

Wednesday’s 41st anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade, shows the abortion issue is far from settled. It’s just as contentious today as it has ever been in the United States.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)

Republicans are feeling bullish about abortion even after high-profile election losses in which candidates faced fierce criticism of their abortion views and were accused of waging a “war on women.” Considering the public’s ranging attitudes on the issue, when Republicans avoid abortion’s third rails of rape, women’s health and birth defects, it’s much easier to defend their position to voters.


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