Russia denies the U.S. claim that cruise missiles aimed at Syria hit Iran. Doctors Without Borders demands an independent inquiry on the Afghanistan hospital bombing. And a group of four Tunisian organizations wins the Nobel Peace Prize. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
An adoptee tells the story of her quest to find her birth mother. She’s joined by two women who surrendered their babies in the decades before Roe v. Wade.
- Margaret McMorrow director of case management, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore; surrendered her son at age 17
- Ann Hughes President, Gateway Press; Author, "Soul Connection: Memoir of a Birthmother's Healing Journey;" surrendered her daughter in 1961 at age 21
- Ann Fessler a professor of photography at the Rhode Island School of Design and a specialist in video-installation art.
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