The way abortion was legalized in America in Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton left us with a culture war that won't quit and turned the Republican Party into a far right fringe element dominated by religious extremists.
While the number of anti-choice bills we are tracking this year is similar in number to past years, they are some of the most extreme that we've seen in decades and are passing at a faster rate than in the past.
I think we can agree in our muddled political environment of 2011 that any candidate who could answer "yes" to all 10 of the following questions would make America a much better place than it's become in recent years.
In a rare interview with a reporter, Harry A. Blackmun spoke publicly for the first time about the controversial decision that continues to roil the political waters 38 years later. I know because I was that reporter.