Momentum lost

 
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

THE LEGISLATION to prohibit state curbs on abortion -- the Freedom of Choice Act -- that was once the primary legislative goal of abortion rights supporters, has lost momentum. Besides being relentlessly attacked by opponents, the pro-abortion lobby is now divided on how comprehensive a bill is needed. They have also been sidetracked by issues such as federal financing for abortions for the poor and covering of abortions in US President Bill Clinton's health plan.

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