The Senate Monday voted narrowly to end a filibuster of President Barack Obama's pick for the California-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after a key Republican argued the judge was too sympathetic to criminal defendants and, based on his writings about Roe v. Wade, might be a judicial activist.
Thirty-nine years ago, Roe v. Wade was decided. With the passage of nearly four decades, the landscape of abortion has changed in a way that should trouble even those who consider themselves pro-choice.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour offered his support Friday for an amendment to the state constitution that would define life as beginning at the moment of conception, saying he cast his absentee ballot for the measure despite struggling with its implications.
Abortion rights supporters and opponents hit the streets of the nation's capital Friday to mark the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling establishing a woman's constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy.
Jeffrey Zarrillo and Paul Katami want to get married in their home state of California. That's why they've gone to court to overturn Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage. The case likely will reach the U.S. Supreme Court and may culminate in a landmark decision -- some have dubbed it this generation's Brown v. Board of Education or Roe v. Wade. Thousands of couples like Zarrillo and Katami say they have faced unique obstacles to celebrate their commitment. Some have traveled from their homes to the five states where gay marriage is legal. Others are still seeking legal recognition of their unions. Meet nine of these couples. Click through the gallery to read their stories.