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By Sandra M. Alters

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However, the clinics ‘‘are to’’ inform her in a ‘‘nondirective’’ manner that her options include keeping the baby, giving the child up for adoption, or ending the pregnancy by having an abortion. In September 1986 the administration of Ronald Reagan (1911–2004) changed the wording in the guidelines from ‘‘are to’’—which implied a mandatory requirement—to ‘‘may’’—which was subject to individual judgment. Should the woman want an abortion, the federally funded agency had to provide her with a list of abortion clinics that operated without federal funding.

4 Choice positions of the president, vice president, and state governors, January 2009 President Barack Obama is pro-choice. Vice President Joe Biden is mixed-choice. Choice positions of governors Pro Mix Anti WA NH MT ME VT ND OR MN ID SD MA WI NY MI WY RI CT PA IA NE NJ NV IL UT OH IN DE CO MD WV KS CA MO VA DC KY NC TN AZ OK NM AR SC MS TX AL GA LA FL AK HI 19 governors are pro-choice: AZ, CT, IL, IA, KS, ME, MD, MA, MI, MT, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OR, PA, WA, WI. 13 governors are mixed-choice: AR, CA, CO, DE, HI, KY, MO, OH, OK, TN, VT, VA, WY.

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