In New Congress, Roe v. Wade Anniversary Draws Out Critics And Defenders
The Baltimore Sun: Anniversary Of Roe Vs. Wade Comes As Abortion Issue Reignites In Washington
As thousands of antiabortion activists streamed into the nation's capital to protest Saturday's 38th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the politics of abortion are heating up again on Capitol Hill. The election of the new Republican majority in the House of Representatives swept in scores of social conservatives, re-energizing the antiabortion movement in Congress. At the same time, as the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 begins to take shape, potential candidates are jockeying for favor with social conservatives (Oliphant, 1/22).
The Hill: Obama Defends Roe V. Wade On Its Anniversary
President Obama on Saturday defended the landmark 1973 Supreme Court case that declared that laws banning abortion violate the Constitution's implicit right to privacy on the 38th anniversary of that decision. In a statement, he recommitted himself to protecting Roe v. Wade from being eroded (Wasson, 1/22).
The Hill: Boehner Marks Roe V. Wade Anniversary, Highlights Anti-Abortion Efforts
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Saturday used the 38th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, which declared laws banning abortion unconstitutional, to denounce the decision and highlight new legislative efforts the House GOP is undertaking to limit the use of abortion (Wasson, 1/22).