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Obama Restates His Commitment to Abortion Rights

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the nation should
find common ground in the abortion debate so "our daughters have
the same rights and opportunities as our sons."

Obama's statement Thursday to mark the 36th anniversary of the
Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade made clear the new president
still supports abortion rights. But he also says the court's
decision represents a broader government principle that government
should not intrude on private family matters.

Obama says everyone needs to work to prevent unintended
pregnancies, reduce the need for abortion, and support women and
families in the choices they make. He says we need to find common
ground to expand access to affordable contraception, accurate
health information and preventive services.
      
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