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Abortion becomes key US political flashpoint

US President Barack Obama has far more support from women than the Republicans vying to challenge him for the presidency do partly because of the remarkable divisions in the US over abortion.

As Newsnight's Paul Mason reports, the issue has become charged in a way almost unimaginable in Europe.

  • 13 Apr 2012
  • From the section World