Thursday, July 23, 2009
Debate Over Abortion Endures
USA Today: Abortion fight is 'enduring divide', by Joan Biskupic:
WASHINGTON — During confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., asked whether she believed court rulings on abortion had ended the national controversy.
In a departure from the oblique answers that marked the hearings, Sotomayor paused, then answered bluntly: "No."
The incendiary debate over abortion rights endures and can be jarring, as when abortion opponents interrupted at several points the Senate Judiciary Committee session with Sotomayor. The controversy has boiled up in other ways in the days since then....