Thursday, July 23, 2009
House Democrats Seek Moderate Ground on AbortionBy Bernie Becker
Democratic House members from both sides of the abortion debate are introducing legislation aimed at trying to reduce the number of abortions around the country.
Introduced by Representatives Tim Ryan of Ohio, who is anti-abortion, and Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, who is for abortion rights, the bill would, among other aspects, increase access to contraceptives for low-income women and expand adoption programs.
At a news conference announcing the bill, Mr. Ryan and Ms. DeLauro, flanked by leaders of advocacy groups, said the bill could help soften the partisan divide over abortion.
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