Politico covers the unwillingness of abortion advocates to challenge the majority of fetal pain/late term abortion bans.
Similar fetal pain laws are on the books in seven other states, and a ninth law, in Georgia, takes effect Jan. 1. But unlike the numerous legal challenges to state laws on "partial-birth abortion", there hasn't been a massive national mobilization to challenge the fetal-pain laws, which clash head on with Roe v. Wade, the law of the land since 1973......
Asked if the abortion-rights community would be nervous about the outcome of the case if it were to travel to the Supreme Court, Donna Crane, policy director for NARAL Pro-Choice America, chose her words carefully: "There's no question that this Supreme Court as remade by George Bush is very hostile to reproductive rights."
CBS notes President Obama's continued push to make abortion an election issue and his campaign's apparent belief that all women favor legal abortion.
The Obama campaign has seized on that particular issue. Over the weekend, President Obama sent out a set of messages via Twitter, writing, "Make sure the women in your life know: Paul Ryan supports banning all abortions, even in cases of rape or incest." The Romney campaign says that Ryan does believe some exceptions can be made by families and their doctor when the life of the mother is at risk.