White House at odds with bishops over abortion

Alice Bolstridge, of Presque Isle, Maine, marches during a rally for health care reform, Saturday, July 18, 2009, in Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

November 20, 2009 7:17:05 AM PST
The White House is on a collision course with Catholic bishops in an intractable dispute over abortion that could blow up the fragile political coalition behind President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.