Larry Mantle |

Healthcare Reform and Abortion Rights




Though Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tried hard to avoid a battle over abortion rights, it looks like that's what he's now facing in his house's version of healthcare reform. Given the strong protest from abortion rights advocates over the House's Stupak ammendment, it looks like the Senate is in a tough spot.

We'll be closely watching the debate to see where some compromise might be reached. Right now, it's unclear what that would be.

It was a blast to talk with "Monty Python's" John Cleese this morning. Just as fun was listening to the clips we played from "Monty Python's Flying Circus," "Fawlty Towers," and "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." The humor's as funny today as when they created it.

I appreciate all the listener contributions to our conversation on cyclists and motorists sharing the road. He continued our conversation from last week, given that we had such strong listener interest. Please share your comments here about how cars and bikes can better share the road.

Tonight, "AirTalk" is on the road at the Autry in Griffith Park. At 7:00 p.m. we'll talk about the way forward in Afghanistan. Please join us. More information is here on the website. RSVP to: airtalk@kpcc.org.

Tomorrow, we'll air our Afghanistan conversation during the 11:00 a.m. hour.