Texas gubernatorial hopeful and state Sen. Wendy Davis came to prominence when she opposed legislation restricting abortions. The bill eventually became law and is now blamed for the closure of abortion clinics across the state. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Abortion coverage was a key sticking point during the congressional debate on the new health law. Lawmakers eventually agreed to let states decide. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Archbishop Joseph William Tobin of Indianapolis prays at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall meeting in Baltimore on Nov. 12. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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In a hearing Wednesday, Rep. John Shimkus of Illinois questions Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about which insurance plans offer abortion services. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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