U.S Congress. Late Clash on Abortion Shows Conservatives’ Sway

U.S Congress. Late Clash on Abortion Shows Conservatives’ Sway

09.04.2011

The main abortion-related provisions sought by Republicans were stripped out, apparently in return for deeper cuts in federal spending. But the intense push by abortion opponents, including Representatives Christopher H. Smith of New Jersey, Joe Pitts of Pennsylvania andMike Pence of Indiana, sent a signal that Republicans intend to keep social issues on the front burner as Congress moves on to a further series of battles. 
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/09/us/politics/09rider.html?_r=1&hp