WASHINGTON — The ink from President Bush's signature was barely dry when the photograph of him signing the Partial
Birth Abortion Ban Act began circulating on the Internet. There he was, surrounded by the bill's Congressional sponsors: a
bevy of white men wearing dark suits and smiles.
By week's end, Democrats were likening the image to something that predated the women's suffrage era. The White House was
fending off questions about it. And supporters of abortion rights were giddy with the thought of how they might use it during
the elections next year.
"It seems as though everybody I see is waving this picture around," said Gloria Feldt, the president of Planned Parenthood
Federation of America, one of three groups that last week won court injunctions against the ban. ...