To pass a healthcare reform bill, addressing abortion is necessary in order to get the support of conservative Democrats. Lobbyists for Catholic bishops were part of the negotiation.
The administration will soon decide whether to reverse Bush's 'conscience rule.'
Liberal and conservative groups bridge some differences in new collaborative efforts to fight the problem.
The gathering follows a successful Muslim-Catholic forum at the Vatican.
Roman Catholics' altered wording of a missal widely offensive to Jews still takes 'conversionist' approach.