A developing constitutional “right of sexual privacy” for teenagers under the age of 18 is steeped in controversy, as the recent confrontation over the “Plan B” birth control pill attests.
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The sponsors of the “Personhood Amendment” were betting on a change in the composition of the Supreme Court.
In its annual poll of Americans’ attitudes towards morally-charged subjects, the Gallup organization found that abortion rose in acceptance for the second year in a row (after hitting an all-time low in 2009.) The percentage of those who found abortion morally acceptable is now at 39 percent, still well below a majority. Among other constitutionally […]
Pity poor Brad Henry. An Oklahoma Democrat and the panhandle state’s 26th governor, he has become the unlikely center of the abortion argument nationwide. Like many state legislatures — eleven and counting says The New York Times in an article published today — Oklahoma’s has sought to put pressure on abortion rights by making it […]
A new Gallup Poll, issued yesterday, showed a plurality of Americans identifying themselves as “pro-life.” You can see the results of the poll here, but the essential statistic that Gallup found is that 47 percent of those asked identified with the “pro-life” position while 45 percent of those responding said they were “pro-choice.” When compared […]