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Changing The Language

Howard Dean on abortion:

“If I could strike the words ‘choice’ and ‘abortion’ out of the lexicon of our party, I would,” he said. “The debate and the difference between the parties is we believe a woman has a right to make up her own mind about her health care, and they (Republicans) believe that (House Majority Leader) Tom DeLay and the boys in Congress should be making up that woman’s mind.”

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