Abortion foes, accustomed to small wins, ready for a big one


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The first of them arrived outside the clinic past 4 a.m., before a steady rain fell and a scalding sun rose, and all along, they had prayed for a moment like this.

It's abortion day at Planned Parenthood and, try as they might, those who lined the street hadn't had much luck changing any minds.

Now, a patient pushes out of the center's doors, limply drags her feet across the parking lot, and heads straight into the arms of an anti-abortion counselor who, a short while earlier, asked her not to do what she came here for.

One of the clinic's rainbow-vested workers, All...

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