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It's the case that first came over the wires when Samuel Alito was nominated by President Bush to Sandra Day O'Connor's seat on the Supreme Court: "Planned Parenthood vs. Casey." The issue in that case: Pennsylvania's "spousal notification law" requiring a wife to notify her husband before she had an abortion.

Judge Alito came down in direct opposition to Justice O'Connor, the Supreme Court swing vote he is now in line to replace. Alito said: yes, the husband must be told. O'Connor said: no, the woman's rights come first. Her liberty is not lost in marriage.

Hear about women's rights, men's rights and the new Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito's stand on them.

Guests:

David Savage, covers the Supreme Court for The Los Angeles Times

Richard Garnett, Professor of Law at University of Notre Dame

Cynthia Gorney, author of "Articles of Faith: A Frontline History of the Abortion Wars."

Susan Hill, President of National Women's Health Organization

Jeffrey Leving, family law attorney and father's rights advocate

This program aired on November 9, 2005.

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