Buried in one of Mike Bloomberg's campaign documents is a bold plan: to make abortion a standard part of OB-GYN instruction in the city's hospitals. Because his election seemed so improbable, Bloomberg's Blueprint for Public Health barely made a ripplelet alone a splashwhen it was first unveiled. But should the new mayor make good on the document's controversial promise, the result will be groundbreaking. No other city is known to have institutionalized abortion training in its public hospitals. Jubilant pro-choice advocates say the move would not only improve services for the city's uninsured women but also help alleviate a shortage of abortion... More >>>
By photo: Richard B. Levine
Taking the oath: If he keeps his campaign promise, Bloomberg will be a pro-choice hero.