The Last Abortion Clinic
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Abortion in America
Some statistics on the national picture: Who's having abortions? How much do the procedures cost? How many states have parental consent laws, mandatory waiting periods and other regulations? What do we know about the regulations' impact? Do Americans think abortion should be legal?

Roe v. Wade and Beyond
A closer look at the issues behind and implications of six major Supreme Court decisions on abortion, plus a preview of the blockbuster abortion case before the Court this fall.

The Legislative Battle is Where the Action Is
Producer Raney Aronson explains why making this film was her biggest reporting challenge yet, and why some of her most emotional material ended up on the cutting room floor.

Abortion and the Roberts Court
As both sides of the abortion debate look to the future, the focus is back on the U.S. Supreme Court. There is a new chief justice, John Roberts, and the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to be associate justice. And on Nov. 30, the Court will hear arguments in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England -- the first major abortion case in five years. Ayotte has the potential to transform the abortion wars yet again. FRONTLINE asked representatives from the pro-choice and pro-life movements and two legal observers to discuss what is known about Chief Justice Roberts and Judge Alito's judicial philosophies, how these two Bush appointees might affect the Court's decisions on abortion, and how the Court might rule on Ayotte.

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posted nov. 8, 2005

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