A story broken by The Indianapolis Star cited a gynecologist who claimed that a 10-year-old-girl recently was forced to travel to Indiana to receive an abortion after she was raped. But the story’s validity has been questioned, leading to claims of media bias.
The vast majority of people, both pro-choice and pro-life Americans, are not absolutists on abortion issues.
On a political landscape that is looking increasingly unfavorable to Democrats, the potential elimination of federal protection for abortion rights is a rare issue that could work in their favor this November. But the party’s early floundering on the topic is less than reassuring.
A majority vote for a pro-choice bill supported by the Democrats would mark a major step forward and an even more powerful message than a slightly stronger bill that was defeated.
What are the arguments for and against abortion? Is abortion murder, or is abortion a constitutional right and a woman’s choice that should be protected?