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Tracy Weitz

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Abortion Legislation Preempts Parents' Call: Art, Politics Trade Places in Missouri

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2013 | 7:12 PM

I visited Columbia during the True/False Film Fest to see the After Tiller documentary. This Sundance Award-winning film follows four physicians who continue to provide third-trimester abortions after the assassination in 2009 of their colleague George Tiller in Wichita, Kan. In the abortion context, the third trimester starts...

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What We Are Missing in the Trans-Vaginal Ultrasound Debate

(13) Comments | Posted March 5, 2013 | 1:49 PM

Everyone please step away from the ledge. The public discourse about mandated trans-vaginal ultrasounds for abortion patients is completely out of control--among both abortion rights opponents and abortion rights supporters. The facts are slim and distorted on all sides. It is time for a more thoughtful discussion on the issue.

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What President Obama Should Say on the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

(6) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 3:48 PM

Today, January 22nd, 2013, marks the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision. As a "pro-choice" president, Barack Obama is likely to mark that anniversary, as he has every year of his presidency, with a statement reaffirming a woman's constitutional right to abortion. But on this anniversary,...

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The 'Pro-Life' Movement's Success Is About Raw Politics

(118) Comments | Posted January 18, 2013 | 10:15 PM

Last week's Time magazine cover story examines why 40 years following the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision (January 22nd is the 40th anniversary), abortion-rights activists appear to be losing. To prove her point, the author highlights the increasing number of state restrictions that make an abortion harder to...

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