The Digital Journalist
© Melina Mara
On Capitol Hill, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) stands with fellow female senators, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), center, and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), left, during a press conference at the Senate Radio and TV Gallery on the anniversary of the passing of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case. Mikulski is an ardent supporter of abortion rights. She is the longest serving woman now in the U.S. Senate, having entered in 1987, and is affectionately called "dean" of the women senators. (January 2003)